Making Blended Learning work in the classroom
In 2008, John Hattie released a ground-breaking book for educators that synthesizes years of classroom research to help teachers understand how a variety of teaching methods contributes to learning in the classroom. The book is full of important information, and the reader can easily feel overwhelmed processing what it means for their own classroom.
Simultaneously, technology providers are providing innovations to support classroom learning for student feedback, student story creation and sharing, and more. One educator exploring this intersection of data and technology for the classroom is Weston Kieschnick. At the end of July he led a workshop at the Pacific Southwest District Educator’s conference in Southern California. He is a Senior Fellow at the International Center for Leadership in Education. His book, Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New School Technologies = Blended Learning That Works takes the research published by John Hattie and combines it with practical understanding for how it can be applied with contemporary technologies in a classroom.
Weston and his wife, Molly, also produce a podcast called Teaching Keating. It uses cinematic characters to explore pedagogy.
Take a listen and let ALEA know what you think about the ideas for your learning communities.