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    Intel Elements

    Intel Teach Elements: Designing Blended Learning

    OPEN NH Summer 2018 Session: July 11 - August 28 IE-06

    Course Materials

  • July 11 - July 17

    orientation Orientation

    Welcome to Intel® Teach Elements: Designing Blended Learning! This interactive e-learning experience will help you develop an understanding of blended learning, including what it is and how it benefits students. Through many examples, you will consider how to create blended learning experiences for your students and what to address when designing these experiences. In addition, you will see how technology tools can foster collaboration while delivering engaging instructional content. You will also learn strategies for assessing students and managing a blended learning classroom.

    This Unit includes the Orientation Module of the Intel® Teach Elements: Designing Blended Learning multimedia course files. This will help you become familiar with the design and navigation of the course. In addition, you will introduce yourself to your colleagues in the online forum and review the final project for this course.

  • July 18 - July 24

    session one Blended Learning Overview

    Like never before, we have the technology to transform education—bringing it into the digital age and making it more personally meaningful and relevant for students. Blended learning, the integration of face-to-face and online learning, can help achieve this. In this Module, you will begin to understand how blended learning benefits students. You will become more familiar with essential features of blended learning and examine a variety of blended learning approaches by exploring different blended learning classrooms. You will also hear from two teachers, Larry and Marta, who are transitioning from traditional classrooms to blended learning.

    After reviewing the Blended Learning Continuum and several examples of types of blended learning activities, you will join your colleagues in an asynchronous online forum to share ideas. You will also begin work on the final project for this course. Let's get started!

  • July 25 - July 31

    session two A Blended Learning Framework

    Throughout Module 2, you will think about designing blended learning in your classroom. You will learn about a framework for planning blended learning and begin to design a blended learning experience for your students.

    This Module includes Lessons 1 through 5 in Module 2 of the Intel® Teach Elements: Designing Blended Learning multimedia course files. You will consider many factors that will go into your blended learning planning process and review several examples of successful blended learning activities. You will then share your thoughts in the online forum before continuing to develop your own final project for this course.

  • August 1 - August 7

    session 3 Tools and Resources for Blended Learning

    Technology provides many new options for delivering rich and compelling content while engaging students in meaningful online learning. In this Module you will explore how technology fosters student communication and learning in a digital environment. You will also learn about specific tools and how they can become integral components of your blended learning classroom. In addition, you will explore professional resources to support and enhance your teaching in a blended learning environment.

    This Module includes Lessons 1-4 in Module 3 of the Intel® Teach Elements: Designing Blended Learning multimedia course files. After sharing your thoughts with your colleagues in the discussion board, you will continue work on your final project.

  • August 8 - August 14

    session four Assessment and Blended Learning

    Assessment is a critical part of the learning and teaching cycle. Blended learning creates both opportunities and challenges for effective assessment. In this Module, you will explore ways to integrate assessment into a blended learning environment.

    This Module includes Lessons 1-5 in Module 4 of the Intel® Teach Elements: Designing Blended Learning multimedia course files. In this Module's discussion forum, you will share your initial assessment plans and reflect on the role of both formative and summative assessment in the blended learning classroom. You will also continue to develop and refine your final project, which will be due at the end of Module 5.

  • August 15 - August 21

    session five Blended Learning Implementation

    In this final Module, you will explore practical methods and considerations for implementing blended learning in your classroom. You will learn how to support and prepare both students and parents for their transitioning roles. In addition, you will explore classroom management strategies that support active learning in your blended classroom.

    This Module includes Lessons 1 through 4 in Module 5 of the Intel® Teach Elements: Designing Blended Learning multimedia course files. In this Module, you will explore strategies for managing blended learning and consider how to keep your students safe online. You will also join your colleagues for discussion in the online forum, complete your final project, and take an end-of-course survey.

  • August 22 - August 28

    session five Project Sharing
    In this final session you will be sharing your final course projects with your classmates. All the hard work you have completed to meet the objectives of the course are reflected in your projects. Sharing this work will enable you to look at the thoughts and ideas of others and evaluate your work and theirs with respect to the objectives and goals of the course. As you share your projects and review the projects of your classmates, you will begin to think more deeply about how projects are developed to help meet standards you are teaching, and how the work the students do to complete the projects reinforce their learning and achievement. In this final session you will be sharing your final course projects with your classmates. All the hard work you have completed to meet the objectives of the course are reflected in your projects. Sharing this work will enable you to look at the thoughts and ideas of others and evaluate your work and theirs with respect to the objectives and goals of the course. As you share your projects and review the projects of your classmates, you will begin to think more deeply about how to blend learning effectively to help you students achieve and meet the standards you are teaching. This work on understanding concepts of blended learning will reinforce your students' learning and achievement.
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