e-Learning for Educators
|Blended Delivery of Instruction|
All participants in the Blended Delivery of Instruction course will recognize the definition of blended learning as provided by the Christenson Institute, describe the different models of blended learning, address the support to be provided to students, address communication and collaboration strategies , provide products to introduce blended learning to students, parents and school staff and then finally develop a blended learning implementation plan.
Course participants must be currently employed as a WV classroom teacher.
By the end of this course, participants will:
This course includes several different activity components, all of which are described below. During each session, you will participate in a unique collection of these activity components, depending on the particular focus of that session.
This professional development course is designed for teachers, technology specialists, curriculum specialists. Participants in this course will design and implement blended classroom instruction during this course. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers and be able to download and upload files. Although not a requirement, high speed Internet access definitely enhances the online experience. Participants should be proficient with using email, browsing the Internet and navigating through computer files.
Microsoft Word is required in order to read, edit and/or create documents for this course. If you have a WVDE k12.wv.us email account, you have access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, etc. as part of Microsoft Office 365. You should see your school/ county technology support person if you need help in using/installing Word and/or other Office applications.
Format and Requirements
This course is divided into seven one-week sessions, including and Orientation, which each include readings, activities, and an online discussion among workshop participants. The time necessary to complete each session is estimated to be 6.5 - 7 hours.
During Session One - Session Four course participants will learn about blended learning models and examine blended learning units/ lessons. During Session Five three products will be created to inform students, parents and the school staff about blended learning. Finally, in Session Six a blended learning experience will be planned for the participant's classroom.
Participants will be evaluated weekly on the frequency and quality of their participation in the discussion forum. Participants are required to post a minimum of one substantial original posting each session in response to Discussion #1 during each session. They are also to read all original Discussion #1 messages posted by course participants and enough additional Discussion #1 responses to make a total of 50% of the messages posted for that session. Participants are to respond thoughtfully to a minimum of two colleagues' Discussion #1 original postings each session. Postings are evaluated on their relevance, demonstrated understanding of course concepts, examples cited and overall quality.
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of this course, Blended Delivery of Instruction, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion documenting successful completion of the course requirements. Certificates are distributed to each qualifying participant via the Session Six Dropbox feedback shortly after the completion of the course.
Graduate Credit Information
Participants in this course are eligible to receive three non-degree graduate credit hours from either West Virginia University, Marshall University, Concord University, or West Virginia State University. Credits will be awarded at the end of the semester in which the course ends. Additional information is available on the course News/Welcome Page.
Technology and Content Standards
This course, Blended Delivery of Instruction, will help participants meet the ISTE Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for All Teachers (https://www.iste.org/docs/pdfs/20-14_ISTE_Standards-T_PDF.pdf). For more information about Technology Integration visit: http://www.iste.org.
In addition, participants may reference specific WV Standards (http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies) as they engage in course content.
About this Course
This workshop was originally developed for the West Virginia Department of Education (http://wvde.state.wv.us) under the guidance of the EdTech Leaders Online (http://edtechleaders.org) at Education Development Center. EdTech Leaders Online provides capacity building, training, and online courses for school districts, state departments of education, and colleges and universities.
Original design (before format modifications) by EdTech Leaders Online (http://www.edtechleaders.org), a project of Education Development Center, Inc, © 2007. This course was updated in 2017 by the West Virginia Department of Education. All rights reserved.