Cultivating Instructional Designers

Learning how to personalize learning for our students

Why does it matter we learn this?

Reimagining Learning: Richard Culatta at TEDxBeaconStreet

-So that we can better design more personalized lessons for our students.

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Instructional Designers-The practice of creating instructional experiences which make the acquisition of knowledge and skill more efficient, effective, and appealing.

Today we will:

1. Understand blended learning models and technology framework

2 .Learn about the basic elements that go into designing a blended lesson

3. Receive an overview of visible thinking and resources that can be used in you blended lesson design

Understanding Blended Learning Models

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WE RECOMMEND:

The In-Class Flip

2. When Designing Activities consider-SAMR Framework

SAMR in 120 Seconds
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Blended Lesson Elements:

  • What does a blended lesson include?
  • How do you design innovative lessons and include technology?

OUR ACTIVITY-What You'll Need to Play Along today!

QR Code Reader

Allows to generate a QR Code for the current page and scan a QR Code using the webcam.


Click here to add extension

The Iron Teacher-Lesson Plan Edition- (Time:10 MINUTES)

Thinking Stations-

Using the Rotation Environment and QR code clues, we will guess the 8 ingredients needed for a Blended Lesson.


Directions-choose a table and start the race by scanning the QR code. Read the clue that gives you an ingredient to your Blended Lesson Stew and write down your answer.

1) Find a partner

2) Pick the partner that will scan

3) Pick the note taker

4) Ready, Set, Go!


First team to successfully guess all the correct answer before times runs out, wins a prize!

WRAP UP-VISUAL SYNECTICS- Blended Learning is like_________ because_____.


  • Look at the Visual Synetic: use the pictures (or other ideas) to come up with a simile
  • Complete the sentence: Blended Learning is like ____________ because __________.
  • If you would like--create a visual synetic to support your sentence.
  • Post your response (and picture) on the Padlet here:
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3. VISIBLE THINKING-Resources

WHY VISIBLE THINKING?

  1. Visible Thinking is a broad and flexible framework for enriching classroom learning in the content areas and fostering students' intellectual development at the same time. Here are some of its key goals: Deeper understanding of content. Greater motivation for learning.

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THINKING GOODIES TO EXPLORE FOR YOUR UNIT PLAN

-THINKING ROUTINE-HEXAGONAL ACTIVITY



  • Use the hexagon to respond to the big question: How can we use technology to impact learning?
  • Get up, move around the room, looking for a place where your idea connects with another and place your hexagon accordingly. Have conversations with those around you about why you think it fits there.
  • As you look at the hexagons and talk with those in the room, see if another idea comes to you. Use the extra hexagons around the room to add to the growing thinking map.

HEXAGONAL ACTIVITY: REFLECTION:



  • Reflect on this activity. What did you notice about your thinking? How did your peers encourage, extend, or challenge your thinking?
  • Complete this sentence stem: I made my thinking visible by____________.
  • Share your sentence with the room here: PADLET.COM (OR OTHER ONLINE SOURCE)

-THINKING ROUTINE: WHAT MAKE'S YOU SAY THAT?

ACTIVITY: WHAT MAKES YOU SAY THAT?


  • Listen to the story
  • Be Thinking: What's going on here? Why might I think that?
  • Listen again: this time you will draw what is going on in the story using a drawing app of your choice.
  • Share your drawing in our PADLET ROOM AND Explain your thinking.

-VISUAL SYNECTICS

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SYNECTICS ACTIVITY: TEACHING IS LIKE_____



  • Look at the Visual Synetic: use the pictures (or other ideas) to come up with a simile
  • Complete the sentence: Teaching is like ____________ because __________.
  • If you would like--create a visual synetic to support your sentence.
  • Post your response (and picture) on the Padlet here:....

VISIBLE THINKING ROUTINE CARDS