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.

Identify important instructional elements. Take a look at the chart below.

Traditional VS Digital Learning Models
Traditional VS Digital Learning Models

ACTIVITY: Using the chart above, identify the following:

  • Are any of the elements more central than others? Why?
  • Are any not important? Why?
  • Are there any elements that are missing? Why?

Author: Anne-Marie Fiore

Anne Marie is an instructional designer who works with educators to design, develop, and deliver instructional products and experiences. She knows that instructional designers wear many hats. They not only write objectives, create online courses, and develop assessments but also do video production, podcasting — even build websites.In addition to instructional designer, Anne Marie has worked as a curriculum specialist, assistant professor, and technology director. She was recognized by the Huffington Post as a Top Social Media Tech Leader and recently won a “Grand Award for Learning Program Design” in the 32nd Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. Anne Marie holds a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction from Northcentral University.In her spare time, Anne-Marie enjoys several hobbies; blogging, watching way too many true crime documentaries on the ID channel, and Star Trek. She lives in Hudson, New Hampshire, with her husband, Kenneth.