Week at a Glance
What is Blended Learning?
- Face time with the teacher,
- Computer-aided instruction/student technology use for creation, sharing and communication,
- A third "station" giving students choice and ability to collaborate with peers around shared interests related to content
- Teachers can have more stations than three to control group sizes
The third station is the area where teachers have autonomy to design/facilitate and set-up spaces for students to explore, engage in game play, collaborate with a friend to complete a performance task, select from a menu of choices as to how they will demonstrate knowledge of the TEKS, write in an interactive journal,create a digital story, engage in a PBL, or work on a passion project etc. The more we can let students connect content to their interests and passions, the more deeply students will understand and be able to transfer and apply the concepts and skills being taught.
What do the various models have in common?
How does blended learning support the AISD Strategic Plan?
How does blended learning support social emotional learning?
How does blended learning support the vision of Small Green Tech Academy? (that's all of us, folks)
In PLC's This Week: Incorporating the Seven Steps into Plans
If your planning time is A7 - we will meet on Tuesday in Room 105.
1/12 Tuesday - Admin will meet by departments at A1 and A3.
A7 will be a repeat of the Monday topic with 8th grade and any other teacher off at A7 to incorporate the Seven Steps into your lesson plans. (See email from Obersteller for the spring PLC calendar).
Ways to Show Your Pride This Week:
Tuesday 1/12 CAC Meeting - Dual Language will be the primary topic
Wednesday 1/13 -dress to Celebrate Culture Day
Thursday 1/14 - Wear your school spirit shirts and jeans for Boy's Basketball 7th gr. @ Small vs. Bailey, 8th gr. @ Bailey
Friday 1/15 - Wear your higher education shirts and jeans and enjoy the MLK Holiday on Monday.