Blended LearningDesign and facilitate student centered blended learning experiences.
Are you like me? Do you yearn and hunger for learner-driven and passion-based environments?
Do you desire a deeper understanding of how cutting-edge technology can enhance learning?
Maybe you’re wondering about your role and skills as an educator in these times of change?
Are you hankering to take technology-infused learning to the next level?
Do you want to design more active learning for your learners? Are you wondering how best to support them in becoming future ready?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Blended Learning course is right for you.
This eight week course will prepare you to become a designer/facilitator of new ways of learning. These skills will generalize easily to both adult learners and younger students.
What they’re saying
The Blended Learning course that I am taking through PLP Network is one that I would highly recommend to others. The content is causing me to pause and really think about learners, learning, and crafting experiences that are meaningful.
The course will feature an adapted flipped classroom structure with readings, activities and discussions in a private online course space, followed by interactive webinars in which you will be co-teachers and active learners digging deeper into the art of blended learning. There will be many opportunities for choice and for you to follow personal paths toward a deeper understanding of blended learning.
This is not your average course. You will be immersed in a unique environment while engaged in a self-directed experience that balances both process and content as a means for deeper understanding of how to design/facilitate blended learning.
In the Blended Learning eCourse, you will explore:
- A student centered, competency based, personalized approach to learning
- Strategies and activities for use in blended learning environments
- Ways to leverage Web 2.0 tools for deeper learning
We’ll be immersed in active learning as co-learners exploring those areas. We’ll be curating and co-creating activities and strategies which enable learners to do their own learning. And all the while we’ll be leveraging the affordances of Web 2.0 tools to deepen and enhance learning. Bring your aspirations, bring your passions, bring your expertise, and let’s dig deep into blended learning together.
You, as a learner on course completion, will be able to:
- Demonstrate and model mindsets, qualities, and adaptive and technical skills that make an educator effective in a blended learning environment
- Utilize the TPACK and backward design frameworks to design student centered blended learning
- Design/facilitate student centered blended learning experiences
- Leverage web 2.0 tools for communication, collaboration and collective action
- Select strategies and activities that enable student centered blended learning
Specific topics to be covered in the weekly content include:
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Learning, TPACK and Backward Design
Week 3: Tools Enabling Student-Centered Learning
Week 4: Authentic Assessment
Week 5: Strategies and Activities That Support Blended Learning
Week 6: Questioning and Feedback
Week 7: Collaborative Projects
Week 8: Assessing and Reflecting on Course Learning
Save Your Spot
In just 8 weeks, learn to design and facilitate student-centered blended learning experiences. Dates to be announced.
Get expert guidance from Connected Coach Lani Ritter Hall.
Graduate credit is available. $499.
About The Instructor
Lani Ritter Hall
Lani Ritter Hall is Community Leader for Powerful Learning Practice. She also serves as the “Newbie Maven”, helping along and nurturing newbies to the PLP experience, as well as facilitator for the Connected Coaches. Lani brings more than 35 years of teaching experiences in urban, sub urban, and independent schools at the middle/secondary level in the U.S and Canada to this work. A national board certified teacher, she and her students began collaborating globally in the late 1980’s. Lani has created and facilitated professional development around technology infusion into learning for over twenty years and served in a leadership role for the K12Online Conference for 2 years. She is co-author of The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age and she blogs at Possibilities Abound.
Frequently Asked Questions: Instructor-Led Courses
How is the material presented?
This instructor-led course is a mixture of live webinars, asynchronous discussion, videos, written content, worksheets, downloadable goodies, and more.
Is this a “live” course? Can I take it whenever I like?
This course is a blend of live webinars and asynchronous discussion. You can review the content whenever you like, including replays of the webinars.
When will I have access to the course content?
This course starts on a specific launch date. Each week, you'll receive new course content. You then have access to the course material forever.
How do you handle payments?
Payments are securely handled through Stripe. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. If you need to pay with a purchase order, enroll in bulk, or want us to create a custom bundle for you, contact us.
How does the Graduate Credit work?
Graduate PD credit is available for all Powerful Learning Practice courses through the University of North Dakota. Learn more.
Can I register multiple people in this course like a school or district?
Absolutely. We give significant discounts for bulk registrations. Please contact us to make an arrangement for your staff, school, or district.
Money Back Guarantee
You might be concerned that these courses won’t work for you. We get that. We offer a no risk, 30-day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the courses, if you feel like you already know the material, or if you just change your mind, we will refund 100% of your money for the first 30 days upon completion of an exit interview so we can learn how to make it better next time around. Do you have questions about this offering? Please contact us!