Category Archives: Blended Learning

Shifting Teaching and Learning – Digital and Blended Learning

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Shifting Teaching and Learning
Shifting Teaching and Learning

Blended learning enables important shifts in teaching and learning as schools move to a more student-centered, personalized approach. This session will address the why,what, where and how of the shifts in curriculum and instruction and  provides school leaders with an understanding of new opportunities for personalization and for addressing learning differences;  powerful applications of project-based, game-based and universal design for learning with technology;  options for and affordances of digital curriculum and connected learning; and important new ways to think about the use of student learning time.

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School Culture and Digital Learning

School Culture
School Culture

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Creating a Culture for Digital Learning

  • Identify a time where you felt empowered as a member of a team moving toward a common goal.
  • Create a list of characteristics of the team culture that supported this environment.
  • Once you have your list of characteristics, ask yourself or your team members the following questions:
  • Are these characteristics present in your school culture?
  • Do you feel your teachers would respond differently?
  • How do you know trust is evident in your building?
  • How do you build trust?

ACTIVITY: Build your own definition of school culture. Continue reading School Culture and Digital Learning

In Order for the Shift to Digital and Blended Learning to Happen in my School…

In order to shift to Blended and Digital Learning, what must:

  1. Administrators do?
  2. Teachers do?
  3. Students do?

Brainstorm some ideas with your staff using these questions. You can use a shared google doc or another technology such as padlet. https://padlet.com/

Roadmap to Digital and Blended Learning
Roadmap to Digital and Blended Learning

Setting a Vision: 

  • boost student achievement
  • provide access to out of reach courses and opportunities
  • improve a school system’s financial health
  • a combination of all three.

Roadmap to Digital and Blended Learning: Some questions for your consideration when creating your first roadmap.  Continue reading In Order for the Shift to Digital and Blended Learning to Happen in my School…

New to Digital and Blended Learning? Steps To Doing It Right!

Please raise your hand if you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the thought of creating a digital learning plan for your school or district.

When you start brainstorm the steps to having a digital learning plan, you’re hit with a blank word document or whiteboard, killing any creative notion you may have felt. Technology integration is daunting enough – never mind putting together a digital learning plan to be shared your school community.

Well, there’s good news: Creating a digital learning plan doesn’t have to be that daunting. With the right set of tools and information at your disposal, you could easily create an engaging digital learning plan — all without hours of research, a huge time investment, or hiring consultants.

We will walk through how to develop a digital learning plan in this series of blog posts. When we’re done you’ll know exactly how to create a digital learning. Ready? Let’s dive in.

Blended and Digital Learning
Blended and Digital Learning

First, let’s think about Blended and Digital Learning… Continue reading New to Digital and Blended Learning? Steps To Doing It Right!

The MassCUE Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning (LBDL) Program offers a job-embedded professional learning experience to prepare principals and their school-based leadership team to lead a digital and blended learning transition in their school. MassCUE is proud to bring this successful and nationally vetted program to Massachusetts school leaders!

  • Developing a shared vision for blended and personalized learning
  • Leading an effective blended and personalized learning transformation
  • Building a strong teaching workforce
  • Fostering a school culture that supports blended and personalized learning.
Blended Learning Infographic
Blended Learning Infographic