Blended Learning and the Flipped Classroom Model 3. Enhance classroom technology integration throughout California’s K–12 and higher education systems

1. The state of California should coordinate its educational technology policies among its institutions impacting students.

The state capital, Sacramento, California

Who do we serve?

Education must always be learner focused
The state board of education has the authority to pass legislation which would support technology integration in K-12 classrooms across the state.

2. While educational technology will be a key part of the educational experience, it should enhance student learning and not be a way to replace the in-classroom experience.

There is no substitute for that personal touch

. Technology will not replace face to face, person to person, teaching and learning experiences. I can't!

3. Blended learning and the flipped classroom learning models are examples of ways to make this possible.

Teacher provides content online.The learner uses online resources to work at their own pace at home at their own convenience. Then returns to class for face to face interaction with the teacher and classmates

If you're and early bird, you can get your work completed during your optimal time of day

Early bird catches the worm

Or, if you are a night owl, you to can work at your optimal time of the day to create your best work.

hmm...?
Online resources are a requirment when implementing the blended learning and/or flipped classroom models

Instructional differentiation is addressed through blended leaning because it allows learners to work at their own pace.

Group work is easy to arrange for students while in class during the "Face to Face" portion of the instruction. The teacher acts as a facilitator to the students and their ongoing, self-developed projects.

The teacher's role transforms from that of a "Sage on the stage" to a "Guide on the side" during the F2F sessions.

In order for blended learning to work most effectively, and because technology is an ever changing field of tools, teachers would need to professional development in technology on a regular and continuing basis. Teachers are lifetime learners!

Overall, through a committed effort by state legislators, school districts, teachers, parents, and students, blended learning can become the answer for many types of learners through the ability to differentiate instruction, while providing the learner the opportunity apply technology as a means to an end and not the end itself.

A guide on the side

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