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Reimagining Teaching and Learning

For the next generation of learners to succeed and thrive, their learning experience must facilitate their development in knowledge, skills and dispositions. The Council of Chief State School Officers and Convergence define these dispositions as:

It is not about layering on top. It is about a deeper redesign of the instructional model so that it gets to the desired student-centered outcomes. 

What is the Digital Shift and how do we make it happen?

If you're asking yourself "How do I engage students with technology?", you're asking the wrong question.

What is Blended Learning?

Professional Learning

What is Blended Learning

   

Blended Learning 101 - Case for Blended Learning, Definition of Blended Learning, Blended Learning Model Definitions and Examples

Four Different Blended Learning Models - Flipped Classroom, Station Rotation, Lab Rotation, and Flex Model.  This is a subset of blended learning models but are most applicable to teachers and schools today.

Digital and Blended Learning Resources

BlendedLearning.org - Additional Blended Learning Resources

Re-imagining Teaching in a Blended Classroom and related Useful Tools - Implementing blended learning presents an opportunity to think about the role of the teacher. 

BetterLesson has chosen 11 of the highest-performing blended teachers in the country to capture and share their effective practices. All of the Blended Master Teachers have one thing in common: they use technology in strategic and innovative ways to personalize the experience of their students. The 53 strategy videos you see here are the first batch of Blended Master Teacher Project content. These strategies focus on building classroom culture that supports personalized and self-paced learning using digital content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAMR Model with examples

 

 

Online Content - Open Educational Resources (OER)

CREATIVE COMMONS
Creative Commons helps share knowledge and creativity with the world.
They help to realize the full potential of the Internet—universal access to research and education, full participation in culture—to drive a new era of development growth, and productivity.

OER REpositories

OER COMMONS - Discover. Share. Create.
OER Commons is a dynamic digital library and network. Explore open education resources and join our network of educators dedicated to curriculum improvement.

CURRIKI 
A community for teaching or studying: Create, share, and explore high quality K-12 content. Curriki helps teachers inspire learning in their students and inspires students to learn more every day.

GOORU LEARNING
For Teachers: Discover standards-aligned content, customize content, and track student progress through data analytics.
For Students: Explore interests, build, and monitor progress through learning materials.
For Districts: Collaborate with Gooru to unleash personalized learning and share a district-vetted curriculum.
For Partners: Collaborate with mission-aligned partners to increase our collective impact on the education ecosystem.

HIPPOCAMPUS
5700 free videos in 13 subject areas. Create a fee account to sustomize HippoCampus for your students. Make playlists with content from HippoCampus and any web site.

REVIEWED OER RESOURCES

OER Reviewed Resource Library
These reviews are provided as part of Washington State's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI) legislative mandate to develop a library of OER aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

Mathematics

KhaN ACADEMY - LEARN ALMOST ANYTHING FOR FREE

Their mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. All of the resources are completely free forever, regardless of whether you're a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology.

CK-12 - HIGH QUALITY CURATED STEM CONTENT

Services like CK-12 make it easy for teachers to assemble their own textbooks. Content is mapped to a variety of levels and standards including common core. You can start from scratch or build from anything the the FlexBooks library.

SOPHIA - CONNECTING STUDENTS, EDUCATORS AND ADULT LEARNERS TO FREE TOOLS

With over 37,000 free tutorials designed to appeal to all kinds of learning styles, Sophia has tools available to help you perform better in class today and prepare for a successful college career tomorrow.

TENMARKS - SUMMER MATH PROGRAM

TenMarks Summer Math Program is designed to guide students through a personalized curriculum that meets their specific needs, helping them practice and master concepts with built-in instruction, and real-time intervention.  Designed for the Common Core (CCSS) math standards, every TenMarks’ assignment ensures students build a strong conceptual foundation, improve problem-solving skills, and gain math confidence.

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