October 2, 2013: BL, RtI, and more

Moving Forward at THE Statesville High

Station 2 Blended Learning Agenda

Blended Learning Targets for today:
  • Learning Target: I can identify and apply solutions for potential group management issues during a lesson.
  • Learning Target: I can connect my classroom layout and my current instructional practices to my school’s blended learning design model.
  • Learning target: I can understand how to differentiate the content of my core instruction.






Station # 2 Classroom B 117

Station 2


Blended Learning... What is it and what does the data tell us? (15 minutes)

Presentation by Mrs. Catherine Baker


Blended Learning in the Classroom... what can it look like? (video) (5 min)


(Part 1): Group Management (10 minutes)

(BLC Facilitator)

Learning target: I can identify and apply solutions for potential group management issues during a lesson.


Directions: At your "Pods", review Domain II of the Blended Learning rubric (see Table on front side). Next, look at the questions concerning Barriers and Solutions to Small Groups/Stations. (posted on the Board/handout). With your Pod-team, discuss the barriers that are listed regarding group management, then list possible solutions to the barriers.

Using Sticky Notes, post solutions on the charts taped to the board.

All members participate in open discussion of similarities and differences.


Station 2(Part 2): Cohort Design (10 minutes)

(BLC Facilitator)

Learning Target: I can connect my classroom layout and my current instructional practices to my school’s blended learning design model.


Use Laptop and go the email I sent this morning "Cohort 5 Design Model". Open and use the attachment to complete the task below.


Directions: Look at your cohort's design model to answer the following questions. As a group review the design. Next, look at the questions below concerning Cohort Design. With your Pod-team, discuss the design . Have a member record Pod-team comments to be shared out.


  • How many groups are in our design model?
  • If the model allows for whole group instruction, how much time is allotted in the model?
  • How is this aligned to my/our current practice?
  • Think about your physical classroom space and set up. How will you move desks? Where could you lead a teacher group session?
  • When you use devices, where could that station go? Would you need to secure an area near an electrical outlet? What else must you consider when physically creating the design structure in your classroom?
  • Now look at the colored dots on your model's design diagram. When considering students in your classroom, who might these dots and the different groups represent?
  • Now consider ways you can form groups in your classroom. Add other ways you've purposefully formed groups in the past.
  • Find at least one online resource that demonstrates ways to effectively group students.


Closure: (5 minutes)


  • Please reply to the email I sent to you and add your FEEDBACK ! Thanks, Ron