This content was co-designed through a partnership between the tech-enabled and blended learning experts at Highlander Institute and 2Revolutions.
The Highlander Institute envisions an equitable, just educational system that meets the needs of all students as it prepares them for success in our complex, rapidly changing world. The Highlander Institute cultivates and disseminates innovative education solutions that improve educator and system capacity to provide personalized experiences for every learner.
2Revolutions (2Rev) is a national education design lab striving to transform the American education system. 2Rev works with entrepreneurial leaders and practitioners within K12 and Higher Education to design, build, and implement new learning models and help catalyze the enabling systems that prepare students for success in the future. In its work with educators, 2Rev provides in-person, blended, and online learning experiences on a range of Future of Learning topics, including tech-enabled and blended learning.
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Tech-enabled Learning Progression: Self-assess your ability to purposefully integrate technology into instruction and assessment to maximize student learning. Based on where you self-assess, pick the relevant learning experiences to meet your needs.
Tech-enabled Playlist: If you want to advance your tech-enabled practice but don’t have the time or inclination to engage in a full course, use this playlist to build your knowledge and skills. Pick the relevant portion of the playlist based on where you self-assess on the learning progression.
Exploring Blended Learning: Explore blended learning and its intentional integration of technology into instruction. In this course, you define blended learning, explain core beliefs and assumptions, describe important components, examine different models, and show blended learning in action.
Digital Game-Based Learning: Explore how digital games can be used in the classroom as a tool for instruction and assessment. Using digital games is just one way that educators can include opportunities for learner agency, interaction, iterative feedback, customization, and risk-taking in their curriculum.
Blended Learning: A Deeper Dive: Design blended learning with a focus on differentiation, student voice, choice, agency, and rigor. This course is for educators who have a general understanding of blended learning, may have implemented a basic station rotation approach, are ready to explore models that further integrate technology into instruction and assessment, deepen opportunities for learner agency, and infuse rigor in their lessons.
Leading Blended Learning: Identify strategies for leading a successful blended learning implementation plan. School/district leaders examine practices that have been successful scaling and sustaining this work to maximize student learning, including the delivery of high quality blended professional development for staff.
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