Almost There!!!

The song “Almost There” from Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” All content in this video belongs to Disney

This is my theme song this week “Almost There”!!! This has been a busy week for me working in CourseSites to complete the first half of my course.

I have also been making that all my course links work and accessibility is good for users. In the opinion of my professor I did fine tune my 3-column table in my course syllabus.

Next, week I plan to have the entire course completed in CourseSites and I’m really looking forward to feedback on what I’ve done so far. Below is an outline of the last half of the course I plan to add by the end of week 4.

 

Week 4 Blending in the Classroom
   

Required Readings:

Videos:

Discussion:

  • Discussions are directly related to the reading assignments and videos for each week.

 

Assignment:

·       Learners will put their lesson plan into action and implement a blended learning lesson in the classroom.

 

 

Week 5 Action!!!
   

Required Readings:

Videos:

Discussion:

  • Discussions are directly related to the reading assignments and videos for each week.

 

Assignment:

  • Develop and share your experience with blended learning in your classroom via video or blog post.
  • Provide the link to your shared digital resource or blog in the Week 5 Discussion area to share with your peers.
  • Submit the link in the text submission box in your Week 5 Assignment link into Course Sites.

You can sign up for my course below.

Link to class: https://www.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-course-creation-BBLEARN/courseHomepage.htmlx?course_id=_450253_1

 

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Phase 1 of My Online Course

In my online course Blended Learning in a Nutshell teachers will read and view information about the importance of creating significant learning environments in their classrooms via blended learning that will engage their students.  Teachers will work together online help each other through the process of include blended learning elements into their lessons.

 

Learning Goals:  This course will help learners understand and create significant learning environments in their classrooms and include blended learning to engage their students. This course will also help learners understand ways to engage their students using technology,

 

Desired Results: At the end of the course learners will establish a significant learning environment in their classroom and create blended learning lessons with technology after participating in this online course.

 

Audience: Classroom Teachers or Technology Specialists/Coaches

 

Outline:

 

Learning Goals Learning Activities Assessment Activities
Week 1:

Learners will identify the key characteristics of a significant learning environment.

 

Learners will explore and evaluate the various blended learning models.

Online visuals and reading about significant learning environments and blended learning models. Reflect on their current classroom and what changes they want to see Formative feedback on class discussions
Week 2:

Learners will apply their knowledge of blended learning to design a lesson or unit for their class that will include blended learning experiences.

 

 

Create a lesson plan that incorporates blended learning Lesson or unit plan
Week 3:

Learners will post their lesson plan that incorporates blended learning  and get feed back from peers

Share their lesson plan with classmates and get feedback from classmates in an online forum

 

Formative feedback on class discussions
Week 4:

Learners will amend lesson plans to include blended learning opportunities Learners will observe the benefits of a blended learning classroom.

Discussions with classmates in an online forum

 

 

Implementation of blended learning lessons in their classroom
Week 5:

Learners will show their blended learning classroom experience

Lesson planning session to facilitate the implementation of blended learning Lesson plans and videos or blog posts about blended learning in their classroom

 

 

 

Materials: Videos, articles, and blogs

This week I will be putting assignments, readings, etc in my online course. Feel free to take a peek.

Link to class: https://www.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-course-creation-BBLEARN/courseHomepage.htmlx?course_id=_450253_1

 

Blended Learning in a Nutshell!!!

Welcome as I go through the stages of designing my online course. I feel a good strategy is essential to use a combination of learning theories in order to better personalize the learning experience for the students. My course, Blended Learning in A Nutshell, is going to be developed with this combination in part so that learners could engage with the content and each other while participating in authentic tasks that were meaningful to them.

Below you will catch a glimpse of my class. I am really excited about this adventure and I would hope that you would take this ride with me. capture

I have referenced my  Understanding by Design’s (UbD) Backward Design  (see the original blog post UbD) that outlines the desired results, assessment evidence, and learning plan.

I have also referenced my Learning Outcomes 3-Column Table (see the original blog post Table) that outlines the learning goals, learning activities, and assessment activities for the year. But as I recently decided I will gear my course to educators so see my new table here.

Learning Goals Learning Activities Assessment Activities
Foundational:

Learners will identify the key characteristics of a significant learning environment.

 

Learners will explore and evaluate the various blended learning models.

Online visuals and reading about significant learning environments and blended learning models. Reflect on their current classroom and what changes they want to see Formative feedback on class discussions
Application:

Learners will apply their knowledge of blended learning to design a lesson or unit for their class that will include blended learning experiences.

 

 

Create a lesson plan that incorporates blended learning Lesson or unit plan
Integration:

Learners will explain how their lesson or unit improved by using blended learning.

Use a blended learning model to teach the course and hold discussions with classmates in an online forum

 

Formative feedback on class discussions
Human Dimensions:

Learners will observe the benefits of a blended learning classroom.

Discussions with classmates in an online forum

 

 

Implementation of blended learning lessons in their classroom
Learning-How-to-Learn:

Learners will amend lesson plans to include blended learning opportunities.

Lesson planning session to facilitate the implementation of blended learning Lesson plans and videos or blog posts about blended learning in their classroom

 

 

READY FOR THIS ADVENTURE!!!!