The Blended Workbook: Learning to Design the Schools of our Future
August 2017, Jossey-Bass
The Blended Workbook: Learning to Design the Schools of Our Future is the practical companion to Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools. Through real-world implementation exercises it will help you get the most out of the text. From understanding the basics of blended learning to fine-tuning your current program, this workbook gives you hands-on practice that will expand your knowledge base and help you develop a plan for your own classroom or school to create a student-centered education design that personalizes for all students.
Key points drawn from over 50 case studies illustrate what works, what doesn't, and how to build a successful blended-learning program. This workbook's organizational structure allows you to jump in at any point to access field-tested exercises that will deepen your understanding of the design process.
Blended learning is inspiring K–12 educators with an improved student experience that includes the best of face-to-face and online learning formats to personalize learning and deepen engagement. This workbook provides hands-on training exercises that help you design and implement an effective program with practical guidance from the experts.
- Examine case studies that illustrate blended learning
- Solidify your understanding of effective blended-learning design
- Complete illustrative exercises to further your implementation expertise
- Evaluate the many paths blended learning can take, and implement what works best for your students
Blended learning is a proven, highly rewarding learning strategy. However, the success of your program relies on proper design and implementation. As a companion to Blended this hands-on workbook helps you reap the benefits and strengthen your expertise.
Part 1: Understanding the Basics and Getting Ready
Module 1.1: The Basics of Blended Learning
Module 1.2: Disruptive Innovation and Blended Learning
Module 1.3: Interest and Readiness Survey
Part 2: Developing Your Plan
Module 2.1: Rallying Cry
Module 2.2: Organize to Innovate
Module 2.3: Motivate the Students
Module 2.4: Elevate Teaching
Module 2.5: Physical and Virtual Environment
Module 2.6: Choose the Model
Module 2.7: Culture
Module 2.8: Budget
Modue 2.9: Discovery-Driven Planning
Module 2.10: Implementation Plan
Part 3: Polishing Your Plan
Name Your Blended-Learning Initiative
Create the Final Drafts of Your Blended-Learning Plans
Seek Feedback, Iterate, and Blend
MICHAEL B. HORN is a cofounder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute (CCI) and the former executive director of its education program. Currently, Michael serves as a principal consultant for Entangled Solutions, which offers innovation services to higher education institutions.
HEATHER STAKER is the founder and president of Ready to Blend, a training and consulting firm focused on blended learning. Staker is also an adjunct fellow for the Clayton Christensen Institute.
Horn and Staker coauthored Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.