Blended Learning Series

Professional Growth Opportunities

*Upon registration via the Events Calendar, you will be registered in Canvas and then in the Blended Learning course. You will access the Zoom meeting link for each session within the Canvas course.

This five-session series is structured to support teachers with blended learning*. Although the sessions are targeted at blended learning, the outcomes and activities can be adapted for exclusively face-to-face and online learning as well. Elementary, middle, and high school contexts will be considered in each session.

*Blended learning for this context refers to student classes where there is a blend of face-to-face and remote learning.

Session 1: Distance Learning Approaches

Outcomes:

  • Explore three different approaches to Distance Learning and how they fit within a remote/blended learning model.
  • Identify strategies that best fit each approach.
  • Explore and analyze the contexts that best support each approach.

Session 2:  Planning for Multiple Learning Approaches

Outcomes:

  • Explore the core concepts and purpose of blended learning.
  • Explore how to design blended learning using asynchronous and synchronous online activities.
  • Consider rotation stations to scaffold confidence with remote learning and incorporate multiple learning stances.
  • Explore planning choices for:
    • A one-hour online synchronous lesson.
    • A weekly online module.

Session 3: Supporting Student Autonomy and Inviting Students into the Learning Environment

Outcomes:

  • Explore how to invite students into the learning environment through strategies that foster comfort and confidence.
  • Explore how to support student autonomy through:
    • Structuring clear pathways to weekly expectations and activities.
    • Presenting the material within one cohesive package.
    • Routine connections and check-ins.

Session 4: The Art of Asynchronous Communication and Synchronous Remote Teaching

Outcomes:

  • Explore asynchronous communication (text and video) for:
    • Student feedback
    • Instructions
    • Parent communication
  • Explore how to structure synchronous sessions for maximum engagement and learning opportunities.

Session 5:  Student-led Learning: Learning Logs and ePortfolios

Outcomes:

  • Explore learning logs and online portfolios to support student autonomy, metacognition, and deep understanding.
  • Explore scaffolding co-constructed learning and the role of learning logs and e-portfolios within co-constructed learning.

Audience: Grades 1-12 educators

Date: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: 
Virtual
, Saskatchewan
Facilitator(s): 
RACQUEL BIEM
Registration Fees: 
Fee TypeEarly BirdStandardLate
Price$270.00$310.00$350.00
Fee TypePrice
Early Bird$270.00
Standard$310.00
Late$350.00

Discount: Did you know if you register for this workshop your principal and/or vice-principal can attend with you at half of the regular registration cost? In order to activate this opportunity, please have your administrator contact the STF (stf@stf.sk.ca or 306 373 1660) to receive a discount code! Your administrator will need to provide your name and the workshop title when registering.

Registration fees are dependent on time of payment. If received:

  • Prior to 10 business days before event - Early Bird
  • Between two and 10 business days before event - Standard
  • Within two business days before event - Late

Payment must accompany registration. The refund deadline for all workshops and events is 10 business days prior to the start date. Read more about registrations and refunds.

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