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Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

So, how do we design and facilitate learning experiences to remove barriers and allow all students to succeed? In my upcoming book, I teamed up with Dr. Katie Novak to explore the complementary nature of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and blended learning.

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Which Blended Learning Model Should I Use?

Catlin Tucker

First, let’s be clear about the definition of blended learning. Blended learning is the combination of active, engaged learning online with active, engaged learning offline to provide students with more control over the time, place, pace, and path of their learning.

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Understanding Teacher Engagement in Blended Learning Environments

Catlin Tucker

This cloud reflects the actions or physical manifestations of engagement, such as learning, interest, participation, focus, attention, and curiosity. I’ll be opening registration for cohort 2 of my Blended Learning Coaching Course in January!

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Balance Instruction and Feedback with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

When I facilitate blended learning workshops, I ask participants to think about these three roles and identify the role they spend the most time and energy in. Blended learning can help! The Flipped Classroom Model: Using Video Strategically.

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Removing Barriers with UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Like many, this teacher felt intense pressure to teach the standards and wasn’t sure how to embrace Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and blended learning. In other words, can students transfer that new learning to a novel situation?

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What is Blended Learning?

ViewSonic Education

What is blended learning? It’s an approach of education in which digital technology blends in with traditional analog teaching methods. But blended learning actually encompasses multiple pedagogies and learning methods, some of which you probably already experienced or used.

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Blended Learning: What It Is and What It Is Not

Catlin Tucker

The pandemic has elevated the phrase “blended learning.” ” When schools closed or shifted to hybrid schedules, many institutions turned to blended learning to navigate the new demands placed on teachers and educational institutions.

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Blended Learning: Designing with Balance in Mind

Catlin Tucker

I host a podcast called The Balance and wrote a book titled Balance with Blended Learning because I see teachers struggling with balance in every coaching and training session I facilitate. The person doing the work in a classroom is the person doing the learning.

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Combatting the Challenges of Whole Group Lessons with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

When I work with teachers shifting to blended learning, I strive to establish the WHY driving our work together. I want teachers to understand the purpose and value of the shift to blended learning. Blended learning is not a reaction to a moment.

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Embrace Flexibility with Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

The variety of humans in a classroom is remarkable. I realize that flexibility can feel a bit daunting, both in our design work and as we facilitate a learning experience. This shift in control demands that learners assume more responsibility for their learning.

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The Shift to Student-led: Reimagining Classroom Workflows with UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

I am thrilled to announce that Dr. Katie Novak and I teamed up to write a second book exploring the synergy between Universal Design for Learning and blended learning! Students also need to learn how to engage in the learning process fully.

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Self-Regulation in Blended Learning Environments

Catlin Tucker

I can empathize with their frustration, but I attribute these behaviors to underdeveloped self-regulation skills, especially in online and blended learning environments. Blended Learning Environments Require Self-regulation Skills. Learning

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UDL and Blended Learning: Removing Barriers with Design

Catlin Tucker

I like to compare the teacher’s work designing learning experiences to the work of an architect. In my new book with Dr. Katie Novak, UDL and Blended Learning , I share a story about working with an architect to design a new home after my family lost our house in the Tubbs Fire in 2017.

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Using Hybrid and Blended Learning to Promote Student-Centered Classrooms

Waterford

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, many classrooms remain online in some capacity. Now is a particularly helpful time to consider implementing blended or hybrid learning, two strategies that allow for independent or remote learning. Blended Learning Quotes.

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Book Club Guide Available for UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

A friend recently asked me, “How do you continue your own learning?” This year, traditional approaches to professional development may feel daunting because teachers are spread thin due to substitute shortages and the challenges associated with returning to physical classrooms.

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The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school. The goal was to make the learning experience more personal for our students while better meeting their individual needs in the process. Blended makes this a reality.

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Coaching is Critical to the Success of a Shift to Blended learning

Catlin Tucker

As I work with leadership teams, many are struggling to engage their teachers in professional learning this year. They are excited about the potential of leveraging this technology to create more dynamic, differentiated, and student-centered learning experiences.

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Blended Learning: Building a Playlist

Catlin Tucker

This is a sentiment I’ve repeatedly heard this year as I work with educators who are teaching online, on hybrid schedules, or juggling the demands of the concurrent classroom. My doctoral research focused on the multidimensional motivational construct of teacher engagement in blended learning environments. Mix Modalities and Provide Choice Providing a range of learning activities and allowing students choice can increase engagement. Learning

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Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

The CoolCatTeacher

August 18-20, 2020 -a Free PD Experience for Blended Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This school year is dependent more than ever upon our ability to blend face to face (hopefully) and online learning.

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Teacher Engagement Part I: Understanging Cognitive Engagement in Blended Learning Environments

Catlin Tucker

Teachers Find their Role as Designer of Learning Experiences Cognitively Engaging. In my research on teacher engagement in blended learning environments, the most significant factor impacting cognitive engagement was a teacher’s work as a designer of learning experiences.

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Go Slow to Go Fast: Blended Learning at John F Kennedy High School

Education Elements

Teachers Blended Learning Organizational Leadership & Change Management“ When you drive up to John F Kennedy High School in Cleveland, OH, you are immediately taken by the sheer scale of the building.

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Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

We are beginning to see more and more innovative uses of technology not just to personalize, but also to make the learning process more personal. When a solid pedagogical foundation is in place, the stage is set to challenge students to demonstrate thinking and learning in ways that we could never have imagined a few short years ago. This, combined with relevance grounded in authentic contexts and applications, empowers students to own their learning.

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Blended Learning: 8 Respectful Routines

Catlin Tucker

I field a lot of questions about classroom management when I work with teachers transitioning to blended learning. Teachers worry about what will happen when they shift from whole group lessons to blended learning models that encourage student agency. Ultimately, the goal of blended learning is to combine online and offline work to give students more control over the time, place, pace, and path of their learning. Learning

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Research Spotlight: Student-Centered Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Regina Giraldo-García on episode 498 Dr. Regina Giraldo-García shares her research on what makes effective blended learning that promotes student leadership and a student-centered approach. Listen to Dr. Regina Giraldo-García talk about blended learning Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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The Why, How, and What of Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

The events of the last nine months have launched the phrase “blended learning” into the mainstream. Yes, blended learning can help teachers navigate the challenges of teaching at this moment. Blended Learning Defined. The Flipped Classroom Model.

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Blended Learning: Design a Mini-playlist that Allows Students to Control the Pace of Their Learning

Catlin Tucker

This silent film sheds light on the subtle ways that creativity can be absent in the classroom. The playlist model presents students with a sequence of learning activities that they self-pace through.

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Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Engagement

Catlin Tucker

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is based on a scientific understanding of how people learn. The goal of UDL is to design “barrier-free, instructionally rich learning environments and lessons that provide access to all students” (Nelson, 2).

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Online and Blended Learning Guide

eSchool News

eSchool News Online and Blended Learning Guide including the latest tools to learn during COVID-19, full of resources, tips, trends, and insight from industry experts on Online and Blended Learning that are essential to the classroom, school, and district.

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3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Like it or not, blended learning is here to stay. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. With Advancement Courses , you never stop learning.

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UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes (has arrived!)

Catlin Tucker

Today is the official launch of my newest book UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes ! You can listen to my podcast conversation with Katie about Universal Design for Learning here ! How To Get Your Team Onboard with UDL and Blended Learning?

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Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Action and Expression

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of representation. I described how blended and online learning can help educators provide opportunities for students to perceived and engage with information presented in multiple modalities.

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Partnership with LINCspring: Balance with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Now, you and your PLC can learn together online at a time, place, and pace that works for you! Explore how blended learning can help you partner with students to reimagine learning and find a realistic work-life balance! Learning

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From Hybrid to Blended Learning: Using Tech to Improve Students' Experience

EdTech Magazine

Most teachers were aware of blended learning prior to the pandemic. Many were attempting to integrate the model into their classroom teaching on some level, using digital tools and web-based resources in their curriculum and pedagogy.

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What Does Blended Learning Look Like in an AP Class?

Catlin Tucker

Can teachers who are teaching an AP course use blended learning models and cover the extensive curriculum? I get asked this question frequently as a blended learning coach. Here are some things to consider if you want to implement this model in your classroom.

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Blended Learning in Action

Catlin Tucker

It’s been four years since Corwin published my bestselling book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12. When I wrote that book, I was working in a low-tech environment trying to figure out how to weave together online and face-to-face learning to create a student-centered classroom. My goal with that first book was to share what I had learned and provide teachers with concrete resources and strategies they could use to shift to a blended learning model.

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Blended Learning: 8 Respectful Routines

Catlin Tucker

One of the biggest challenges many teachers face when shifting from traditional teacher-led instruction to blended learning models is the release of control from the teacher to the student. Ideally, blended learning models are designed to give students more control over the time, place, pace, and path of their learning. However, it demands that teachers have created a classroom learning environment (physical and virtual) characterized by respect. .

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Blended Learning and the 5Es Instructional Model

Catlin Tucker

This can lead to learning experiences that feel irrelevant to and disconnected from their lives beyond the classroom. This model also invites teachers to blend individual, self-paced tasks with collaborative group tasks to encourage the learning community to construct meaning.

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Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Introducing blended learning experiences in core subjects presents many opportunities over traditional print-heavy classrooms. But introducing blended learning in the classroom is not the easiest thing to do. Besides deciding on the right model that perfectly fits the learning needs of the students, there are other challenges to overcome. Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom. E-learning

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Blended Learning Coaching Course: Help Teachers Be More Flexible and Avoid Burnout

Catlin Tucker

As challenging as the last two years have been, they’ve presented a unique opportunity to reimagine the way teachers design and facilitate learning. . This course offers instructional coaches, administrators, TOSAs, and teacher leaders: A blended learning coaching framework to guide your work.

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The Concurrent Classroom: Using Blended Learning Models to Teach Students In-person and Online Simultaneously

Catlin Tucker

Teachers all over the country are being asked to teach “concurrent classrooms” in which some students attend class in person and others attend virtually. The teacher in a concurrent classroom attempts to meet the needs of the students in class and online simultaneously.

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Flourishing a Blended Learning Culture in Classrooms

eSpark

The introduction of technology and the transformation to blended learning in classrooms is rapidly growing. However, simply bringing technology into classrooms isn’t going to change education. First, let's define blended learning.

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Balance with Blended Learning is Available Now!

Catlin Tucker

I want students to know that their teachers are there to support them as they work because learning is a process and everyone needs feedback and help to improve. I want teachers to find a balance between their lives at school and their lives beyond the classroom.

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Prepare For Fall: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Blended Learning Self-paced Online Course

Catlin Tucker

Katie Novak and I wrote UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes to support teachers in developing a mindset, skill set, and toolset nimble enough to traverse any teaching and learning landscape with confidence.

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