Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of learning tracks (providing two 90-minute sessions). Themes include:
Creating a Graduate Profile
Deeper Instruction for Deeper Learning
Professional Learning for Deeper Learning
Led by NXGL2 committee members and state and national experts, these sessions are designed to stimulate discussion and action ideas, particularly for those interested in forging new instructional pathways, providing more learning options for students, and coaching teachers to improve the level of rigor and quality of results in their classrooms.
The second day features Thomas Arnett of the Christenson Institute in San Mateo, California who will lead a day-long training titled, Building a Blended Learning Program from the Ground up based on the book Blended by Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker.
Effectively implementing blended learning is a process, not a singular event. In this day, you will learn not only how to design a successful blended learning program, but also how to refine and improve your existing structures. Leave understanding how to select a blended learning model based on existing resources, infrastructure, and core challenges; and how to evaluate student, teacher, and technology learning needs when choosing a blended design. The training will be designed to address blended learning approaches for those at any level of implementation, beginning, developing, or advanced.