Blended Learning

The instructional foundation model to increase student achievement
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

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:

  1. What is Blended Learning?
  2. Am I equipped to implement a blended learning program?
  3. How can blended learning impact student achievement?
  4. What impact does instructional design have on student achievement in a blended learning environment?
  5. What types of blended learning are best for my students?

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.

What are the requirements?

  • All materials and resources are included.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • identify the characteristics of the Blended Learning instructional model.
  • determine if you are equipped to implement a blended learning program.
  • identify the types of blended learning.
  • examine how blended learning can impact student achievement.
  • determine what impact instructional design has on student achievement in a blended learning environment.

Who is the target audience?

  • Blended Learning is designed for district and campus level administrators and educators who are wanting to learn about and/or implement the Blended Learning instructional model.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: What is Blended Learning?
What is Blended Learning?
Characteristics of blended learning
1 question
Section 3: Module 1: Why Blended?

Downloadable materials to support module 1 are below:

  • Outline of Video Presentation
  • TED Talk- Let's Use Video to Reinvent Education
Why Blended?
1 question

Downloadable materials to support module 1 (part 2) are below:

  • Outline of video presentation
Future Ready
1 question
Section 4: Module 2: Types of Blended Learning

Downloadable materials to support module 2 are below:

  • Outline of video presentation
  • Clayton Christensen Institute- Definitions and Models of Blended Learning
Types of Blended Learning
1 question
Section 5: Module 3: Are You Ready?

Downloadable materials to support module 3 are below:

  • Outline of video presentation
  • Overview video of John Maxwell's 5 Levels of Leadership
  • Kotter International website-8-Step Process for Leading Change
How to implement change
1 question
Section 6: Module 4: Instructional Design

Downloadable materials to support module 4 are below:

  • Outline of video presentation
  • Reference sheet for Understanding by Design
  • Example of a Blended Lab lesson
    • Keep in mind, the lesson is for the student
Instructional Design
1 question

Downloadable materials to support module 4 (part2) are below:

  • Outline of video power point
Classroom Management
1 question
Classroom Management
1 question

Downloadable materials for module 4 (part 3) are below:

  • Outline of video power point
  • Collection of free online educational videos and resources to help build your curriculum
    • Khan Academy
    • Teaching Channel
    • TED-Ed
    • Texas Gateway
    • TED Talks
    • EdX
    • MIT Open Courseware

Downloadable materials for module 4 (part 4) are below:

  • Outline of video power point
Section 7: Additional Resources
Additional Resources

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Andy Berning, Instructor

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.

Instructor Biography

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.  

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