Students are now digital natives: tech-savvy individuals whose regular interaction with technology influences how they learn, think, and communicate. With this major change to the way students understand and interact with the world, it is essential that teachers integrate technology in their instruction to build students’ digital literacy, engagement, and career and college readiness.
In this course, you will learn how to integrate blended learning into your classroom to increase student engagement and achievement, differentiate instruction, and connect students to meaningful, community-driven learning experiences. You’ll develop strategies for modifying current lesson plans to incorporate online tools such as learning management systems, screencasts, wikis, social media, and more. But integrating technology for technology’s sake isn’t the goal of blended learning; you’ll also take a close look at how to create an instructional map that will guide you in how to select the best tools and techniques to meet your learning objectives and support your students’ unique needs.
By the end of the course, you will be able to design and implement meaningful blended learning
experiences with objective-aligned assessments and activities that foster core 21st-century