The blended learning model is an instructional foundation to produce future ready learners. By the end of this course, students will be able to answer the following essential questions:
Blended Learning is a 2.5 hour course that will take you through four modules to answer the above essential questions. Each module contains interview segments from educators and/or students currently enrolled in a blended learning program. Each module contains resources for further research, power point presentations to guide you through each lecture and formative assessments to gauge your own learning. In addition, you will receive practical steps to implement change and the tools to shift the mindset of all stakeholders.
At the completion of this course, you will be able to print off a certificate of completion for your files. In addition, a code to "whatnowedtech" will be provided for further reading, watching and participating.
Downloadable materials to support module 1 are below:
Downloadable materials to support module 1 (part 2) are below:
Downloadable materials to support module 2 are below:
Downloadable materials to support module 3 are below:
Downloadable materials to support module 4 are below:
Downloadable materials to support module 4 (part2) are below:
Downloadable materials for module 4 (part 3) are below:
Downloadable materials for module 4 (part 4) are below:
Dr. Berning is the President of The Renaissance Institute dedicated to exploring the appropriate use of technology in teaching and learning. He recently retired as the Chief Information and Technology Officer for Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District in Carrollton, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master's Degree in Chemistry, and a Bachelor's Degree in Science Education. Dr. Berning also earned an Executive Certificate in Technology Management and Leadership from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has led K12 technology teams, integration efforts, and bond project oversight for over 25 years.
He is an Air Force veteran, a former chemistry teacher, and is currently a Lecturer and Digital Strategist for the Learning Innovation and Network Knowledge (LINK) Lab at the University of Texas in Arlington. He can be reached via his website.
Kayla Parker has a proven success record of creating systems in organizations to maximize resources and increase student achievement. She holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s in EC-4 from Midwestern State University. During her 13 years in the Texas Public Education system, she has served as an elementary teacher and Associate Principal in a Title I campus, and currently serves as the Associate Principal in a North Texas suburban school district in the DFW area. By creating systems of support, she led a Title I high school from “Unacceptable” to “Recognized” within two years. Kayla is the founder of a nation-wide feeding program called “The Backpack Buddy Club” and Author of the book, “Take the Blindfold Off.” She was named ABC Person of the Year for 2006, featured on the 700 Club, and recognized on ABC Nightline News for her ability to identify and create solutions for the root cause of academic struggles. Kayla’s interests include disaggregating data, building data stories, identifying options for systemic solutions, and integrating a sustainable culture.