Course Syllabus

Introduction to Blended Learning Classrooms
(T1 - First Course in the Classroom Teacher Series)

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce K-12 teachers to blended and online learning. If you are looking to implement blended learning in your classroom, this course is for you. Blended learning is defined and all primary models are explored. Participants begin to identify their goal for blended learning and what model would best fit their needs.  

Duration: 15-20 hours
Time Frame: 4 weeks (suggested) 
Audience: K-12 teachers

Topics include:

  • Current landscape of blended learning across the nation
  • Changing roles of the student and teacher in the blended learning classroom
  • Distinction between instructional technology and blended learning
  • Differentiate between hybrid and disruptive blended models
  • Areas of competencies needed for the blended learning and online teacher

Learning Modules:

There are four learning modules in this courses, plus an opening orientation and end-of-course section. Estimated times for each module is provided below. Four weeks is suggested to complete the course. Plan your time wisely. 

Start Here – Orientation 
Time: Approximately 1 hour

  • Meet your course instructor. [Facilitated Courses Only]
  • Preview the course expectations and suggested calendar.
  • Understand how to personalize and navigate the Canvas LMS online classroom.

Module 1 – Blended Learning Defined
Time: Approximately 4 hours

  • Define blended learning.
  • Identify elements that make a blended learning classroom.
  • Recognize key vocabulary utilized in the online and blended arena. 

Module 2 – Hybrid Models in Action
Time: Approximately 4 hours

  • Differentiate between instructional technology and blended learning. 
  • Distinguish between hybrid and disruptive innovative models.
  • Explore three hybrid Rotation models:
    • Station Rotation, Lab Rotation and Flipped Classroom.
  • View blended learning models across the nation. 

Module 3 – Disruptive Models in Action 
Time: Approximately 4 hours

  • Identify what classifies a model as a disruptive innovation.
  • Explore four disruptive models:
    • Individual Rotation, Flex, A La Carte, and Enriched Virtual
  • View blended learning models across the nation.

Module 4 – Changing the Role of Teachers 
Time: Approximately 3 hours

  • Examine the need for change from the classroom and student standpoint.
  • Analyze how blended learning changes the role of the student and teacher.
  • Identify the areas of competencies needed for the blended learning and online teacher.
  • Reflect on your 'next steps' for becoming an online/blended teacher.

End-of-Course & Resources
Time: Approximately 0.5 hour

  • Find resources that will help you on your journey. 
  • Complete a course survey.


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