What I learned!
This course taught me HOW to use technology to extend learning outside of the classroom. Prior to this I would have been satisfied with teachers using technology as a substitute for other classroom tools.
I believe that blended learning can move instruction to a new level. Our students are working adults that sometimes cannot attend class due to family issues, work etc. A blended learning classroom would allow those students to still have opportunity to extend their learning beyond the classroom.
We need to start having conversations as a staff on next steps to stretch our classrooms and our learners. We need to move towards a blended model. It does not happen overnight.
In order to shift towards a more blended model I will continue to use my blog to push out information as well as learn other web tools! I will need to provide professional development for my staff on different types of web tools as well as what a blended classroom looks like. In order to be successful I will need to work with district to find creative ways to bring more technology opportunities and resources to our adult learners!!
Once I started this course, I realized that Chromebook roll out would have looked totally different for me. There would have been much more professional development for teachers prior to the roll out. Moving forward I will make sure that teachers have the training they need to use the tools!