Full course description

First course in the administrator series, designed as an overview of various blended learning programs to guide decision selection. Analyze different program designs.

This course introduces the concept of blended learning and the various models that have evolved over the past few years. Many examples of online and blended learning environments are provided in document and video format throughout the course. Delve deep into what it takes to adopt a blended learning program.

Topics include:

  • Current landscape of blended learning across the nation
  • Definition of blended learning and the various models
  • Differentiate between hybrid and disruptive innovative models
  • Examine Rotation Models: Station, Lab, Individual, and Flipped Classroom
  • Look at secondary trending models: Flex, A La Carte, and Enriched Virtual

 

Duration: 7-9 hours
Time Frame: 4 weeks (suggested) 
Audience: K-12 administrators
Course Format: Independent Study
Independent Study (IS) courses are self-directed and do not have a course instructor. Participants will:

  • Manage your own learning experience through pacing and completion
  • Set goals and define what is worthwhile for you to learn
  • Take initiative and responsibility for your own learning
  • Keep a reflective journal to process new knowledge
  • Utilize the discussion board to share thoughts and projects with others

Participants will have access to the course for three months. 

 

Learning Modules: This course is divided into three learning modules which contain lessons, discussions, check for understanding interactives, and assessments. Estimated times for each module is provided below. Four weeks is suggested to complete the course.

Module 1 - Blended Learning Defined
Time: Approximately 2 hours

  • Define blended learning.
  • Identify elements that make a blended learning classroom.
  • Recognize key vocabulary utilized in the online and blended arena.

Module 2 – Hybrid Models in Action
Time: Approximately 2.5 hours

  • Differentiate between instructional technology and blended learning.
  • Distinguish between hybrid and disruptive innovative models.
  • Explore three hybrid Rotation models:
    • Station Rotation, Lab Rotation and Flipped Classroom.
  • View blended learning models across the nation.

Module 3 – Disruptive Models in Action
Time: Approximately 2.5 hours

  • Identify what classifies a model as a disruptive innovation.
  • Explore four disruptive models:
    • Individual Rotation, Flex, A La Carte, and Enriched Virtual
  • View blended learning models across the nation.