BYOB: Build Your Own Blend


Title:
BYOB: Build Your Own Blend
Subject:
ALL
Grade:
ALL
Time Frame:
1 hour session
1/2 day session
Full day session
Summary:
Tinkering with time, place, path and pace for student-owned learning
Tasks:
defines Blended learning is defined as: “a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace...” (The Innosight Institute, 2012). Given that blended learning is NOT about putting content online and hoping students will take it from there... How might we leverage digital tools, environments and processes to give students more control over time, place, path and/or pace, even within a traditional school schedule? How might we most effectively combine face-to-face and online experiences to engage learners and extend their thinking beyond traditional boundaries?
Objectives:
Attendees will consider elements critical to the design of successful “BYOB” learning opportunities, including:* Thoughtful selection of resources and processes to support student workflow, productivity and self-direction
  • Meaningful integration of online and face-to-face experiences to reframe time, place, path and/or pace of learning
  • Strategies for pushing past the novelty of digital tools and environments to leverage the affordances of each
Assessment:
Participant Feedback
Resources:
  • a device
  • an open mind
Examples:



Discussion:

Use the Embed Widget tool to add a Discussion Area widget. Bump the number to 100. This will take the comments from the discussion tab and add them to the bottom of the page. This will encourage teacher reflection and modification.