Share Paper: Competencies and Practices for Guiding K-12 Blended Teacher Preparation

  1. Karen Arnesen, Brigham Young University, United States
  2. Cecil Short, Brigham Young University, United States
  3. Courtney Hanny, Brigham Young University, United States
  4. Michelle Jensen, Brigham Young University, United States
  5. Charles Graham, Brigham Young University, United States
Monday, October 26 10:40 AM-11:05 AM Room 5

Abstract: This project was designed to help identify dispositions and technology skills that successful blended teachers use as part of their blended teaching practices, as well the competencies they use that are important to consider when preparing teachers for blended teaching. To address these purposes, the authors coded a representative sample of 959 artifacts from The Learning Accelerator, a non-profit group dedicated to connecting K-12 blended practitioners to the knowledge, tools, and networks needed to effectively blend and personalize instruction. The authors also interviewed and coded 20 experienced blended teachers about their experiences with blended teaching dispositions, technology skills, and competencies. ...