The Blended Workbook: Learning to Design the Schools of Our Future is the practical companion to Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools. Through real-world implementation exercises it will help you get the most out of the text. From understanding the basics of blended learning to fine-tuning your current program, this workbook gives you hands-on practice that will expand your knowledge base and help you develop a plan for your own classroom or school to create a student-centered education design that personalizes for all students.
Key points drawn from over 50 case studies illustrate what works, what doesn't, and how to build a successful blended-learning program. This workbook's organizational structure allows you to jump in at any point to access field-tested exercises that will deepen your understanding of the design process.
Blended learning is inspiring K–12 educators with an improved student experience that includes the best of face-to-face and online learning formats to personalize learning and deepen engagement. This workbook provides hands-on training exercises that help you design and implement an effective program with practical guidance from the experts.
You will: - Examine case studies that illustrate blended learning - Solidify your understanding of effective blended-learning design - Complete illustrative exercises to further your implementation expertise - Evaluate the many paths blended learning can take, and implement what works best for your students
Blended learning is a proven, highly rewarding learning strategy. However, the success of your program relies on proper design and implementation. As a companion to Blended this hands-on workbook helps you reap the benefits and strengthen your expertise.
About the Authors ix
Part 1 Understanding the Basics and Getting Ready
Module 1.1 The Basics of Blended Learning 5
Module 1.2 Disruptive Innovation and Blended Learning 33
Module 1.3 Interest and Readiness Survey 43
Part 2 Developing Your Plan
Module 2.1 Rallying Cry 59
Module 2.2 Organize to Innovate 91
Module 2.3 Motivate the Students 113
Module 2.4 Elevate Teaching 145
Module 2.5 Physical and Virtual Environment 171
Module 2.6 Choose the Model 201
Module 2.7 Culture 213
Module 2.8 Budget 233
Module 2.9 Discovery-Driven Planning 255
Module 2.10 Implementation Plan 275
Part 3 Polishing Your Plan
Module 3.1 Finishing Touches and Next Steps 289