Leading the Way: Preparing Teacher Candidates for Blended Learning

ID: 51745 Type: Workshop
  1. Jayme Linton and David Schouweiler, Lenoir-Rhyne University, United States

Monday, March 26 1:30 PM-5:00 PM Location: Whitney View on map

Abstract: This hands-on, minds-on design workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss, explore, critique, and reflect on methods and resources for preparing teacher candidates for success in blended learning environments The goal of this session is building capacity in teacher educators to prepare teacher candidates for innovative K-12 settings Participants will discuss what blended learning is and is not, view examples from K-12 blended classrooms, and explore methods and resources for preparing teacher candidates to design and facilitate instruction in blended settings

Objectives

Develop a shared understanding of blended learning in K-12 classrooms Explore and critique methods for preparing preservice teachers for blended learning Identify obstacles and opportunities related to preservice preparation for blended learning

Topical Outline

Welcome, Learning outcomes Who? Everyone share what they do & an obstacle or question related to preparing blended teachers (add obstacle to Padlet) Discuss obstacles and questions What? Define blended learning & define our roles Work in table groups to assemble the definition of blended learning Which pieces of the definition are strengths? Which are opportunities for growth? Identify as a table group and discuss How do the strengths & opportunities for growth define our roles? Why? Discuss benefits of blended learning Reflect: How well are we preparing teacher candidates for this type of instruction? How? iNACOL Blended Learning Competency Framework Mindsets -- Human continuum Qualities -- Table groups: Why do blended teachers need these qualities? Adaptive Skills -- Consensogram via Polleverywhere; Whole group discussion Technical Skills -- Table groups identify greatest need, then share with whole group Share our approach to blended methods and student teaching Discuss opportunities for integrating blended learning into teacher education programs Stations to dig into the competencies (participants choose 1 or 2 if time allows); examples from our blended methods coursework and student teaching Apply Developing a plan Set goals SWOT analysis -- identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats Wrap Up Share plans Revisit obstacles from Padlet & discuss solutions

Experience Level

Beginner

Qualifications

I have served a teacher educator and educational consultant since 2012. I have worked with multiple K-12 school districts, college and university faculty, and organizations. The focus of my consulting work has primarily included instructional technology, online teaching, instructional design, Common Core State Standards, curriculum, and assessment. Through my consulting work, I have presented to large audiences, worked with small groups of teachers, coached administrators and instructional leaders, and provided one-on-one coaching for teachers. In addition, I have been a regular webinar presenter for SimpleK12 since 2011, having presented over 100 webinars on a variety of educational technology topics. Below is a recent list of speaking engagements. Keynote Speaker, Community College Symposium, Mountain Empire Community College, April 2017 Workshop Presenter, Engaged Learning through Technology, University of North Carolina at Asheville, April 2017 Keynote Speaker, Western Region Education Service Alliance STEM Technology Conference, North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, April 2017 Featured Workshop Presenter, Designing a Blueprint for Blended and Personalized Learning, North Carolina Technology in Education Society Conference, March 2017 Teaching to the Full Range, 3-part workshop series, Lenoir-Rhyne University, January-February 2017 Teaching to the Full Range, Lenoir-Rhyne University Faculty Workdays, January 2017 Coaching Teachers for Student Success in Blended Environments, iNACOL Symposium, October 2016 Strategy Swap Facilitator, Gamification, Teaching Professor Technology Conference, October 2016 Presenter, Universal Design for Learning: A Framework for Online Course Design, Teaching Professor Technology Conference, October 2016 Presenter, Genius Hour for Teachers, weeklong seminar for NC K-12 Teachers, North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, July 2016 Presenter, Unconference Professional Development, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 2016 Presenter, Teaching Technology Integration, Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education Annual Conference, March 2016 Presenter, Symposia on Teacher Preparation and Professional Development in K-12 Online and Blended Teaching, Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education Annual Conference, March 2016 Presenter, Preparing Teachers for Quality Online Teaching, Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education Annual Conference, March 2016 Presenter, A University’s Approach to Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Settings, Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education Annual Conference, March 2016 Panelist, Social Media and Personal Learning Networks for Pre-service Teachers, Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education Annual Conference, March 2016 Designing and Teaching Quality Online Courses, North Carolina Technology in Education Society Annual Conference, March 2016 Presenter, Technology in the College Classroom, Mountain Empire Community College, Big Stone Gap, VA, January 2016 Speaker, Rethinking School, Global Entrepreneurship Week, Lenoir-Rhyne University, November 2015 Presenter, Blended Methods for Pre-Service Teachers, NC-ACTE Fall Forum, September 2015 Presenter, Building Presence in Online Courses, North Carolina EdTech Summit, August 2015 Workshop Presenter, Promising Practices for Online Instruction, Lenoir-Rhyne University College of Health Sciences, August 2015 Plenary Speaker and Workshop Presenter, Appalachian College Association Teaching and Learning Institute, Hickory, NC, June 2015 Lead Facilitator, Professional Learning Communities Forum, Smithsonian Science Education Center, Washington, D.C., May 2015 Workshop Presenter, North Carolina Technology in Education Society Conference, March 2015 Presenter, Building a Strong Literacy Foundation in the Early Grades, North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, July 2014 Panelist, The Educator’s Lounge, ISTE Conference, June 2014 Keynote speaker, Digital Learning, Leadership, and Math convening at the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, March 10, 2014 Presenter, Collaborative Spaces, presentation for 120 educators in the Digital Learning Academy for Region 7 of North Carolina, March 31 – April 1, 2014

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