An Update on Blended and Virtual Learning

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An Update on Blended and Virtual Learning. What is currently going on at the middle and high school?. Blended Learning Geometry (8 th Grade) VHS Collaborative curriculum is integrated - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>An Update on Blended and Virtual Learning</p> <p>An Update on Blended and Virtual Learning</p> <p>What is currently going on at the middle and high school?</p> <p>Blended Learning Geometry (8th Grade)VHS Collaborative curriculum is integratedExtended digital projects, such as the construction of an instructional website, supplement and transform learning</p> <p>Blended Learning 6th Grade Gifted and Talented MathConnections Learning curriculum is integratedBlended model implemented to personalize learningStudents also develop note-taking and collaboration skills</p> <p>Blended 7th Grade Intervention English Half of the students on the roster work in the library at a timeDeep learning in classDigital tools transform traditional application of knowledge</p> <p>Blended 7th Grade BotanyHalf of the students on the roster work in the library at a timeBlogs and other resources promote student ownershipWhat is currently going on at the middle and high school?</p> <p>Blended U.S. HistoryHalf of students meet at a timeResearch skill built through year-long research projectStudent-led project fosters motivation1-to-1 learning easier</p> <p>Blended Learning Honors French 4Students work on digital projects in libraryAP students stay in class for AP-level instruction</p> <p>Blended AP and Honors LatinHalf of the students on the roster work in the library at a timeTailored instruction in classLearning management tools used to connect students in libraryWhat is currently going on at the middle and high school?</p> <p>Picking Up Steam:Blended Creative WritingBlended 9th Grade GeometryBlended AP/Honors GermanEven more are to come</p> <p>Enriched Virtual Courses:</p> <p>Anatomy and Physiology AP English LanguageAP English LiteratureAP Statistics AP U.S. HistoryComputer Science Honors</p> <p>CriminologyPhilosophy IPsychology of CrimeMusic: Fundamentals of Composition U.S. HistorySpanish 4Virtual Curricula are blended with on-site teacher help. The Academic Facilitator creates a classroom experience, supplements online learning with additional assignments, and helps build good habits for 21st century learning. What does Blended and Virtual Learning look like?</p> <p>Blended learning works at all levelsFosters ownership and motivation to learnLong-term projects and real-world applicationsConnects studentsExposes students to college level courses Promotes college and career readiness Introduces rigor into curricula Blends traditional subject boundariesAllows for smaller groups and personalized learningEliminates schedule conflictsAllows students to discover and follow their passionsTransforms learning</p> <p>Blended Learning is 21st Century Learning</p> <p>How do we get there? (The tools of the trade)</p> <p>Learning platforms and digital communitiesEdmodoKidblogWordpressDigital textbooks</p> <p>Digital ExpressionPoppletScreencasting</p> <p>Digital CollaborationGoogle Drive</p> <p>Digital LearningVHSConnections LearningKhan Academy IXLAnd much, much moreLooking Toward the Future</p> <p>Current state of College-Level Virtual learningMore and more colleges are offering free online courses (Massive Open Online Courses)EdXCoursera Udacity(To name only a few)</p> <p>DESEs Office of Digital Learning (doe.mass.edu/odl/)MA is onboardOn their website, they have information, resources, and standards</p> <p>Technology TuesdaysYear-Long professional development for teachersTeachers integrate education technologies in their classesMelroseblendedlearning.wordpress.com collects information for teachers</p>

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