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Your blueprint for empowering students through personalized learning In today’s technologically-integrated world, blended learning is a natural fit for the elementary classroom, where many teachers already think flexibly about the learning environment, resources, and time in order to meet diverse student needs. As blended elementary classrooms become more common, teachers and administrators must develop a shared understanding of the characteristics of effective instruction in blended environments. This guide is designed to help K-5 teachers develop and carry out a plan for effective instruction in blended environments. Presented in a step-by-step workbook format, this resource identifies the competencies blended teachers need and strategies for development, culminating in a personalized implementation plan for successful blended instruction. Readers will • Take an in-depth look at the iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework, to foster a deeper understanding of the teacher proficiencies needed for effective blended learning environments. • Identify your own strengths and needs related to the blended teacher competencies. • Develop a personalized blueprint for designing and facilitating blended learning in your classrooms. • Tailor your needs and goals when it comes to maximizing instructional time, personalizing learning, empowering students, pursuing professional learning, and more. • Explore specific strategies and examples of blended learning in elementary classrooms, and reflect on your own plans for blended instruction. Making the shift to blended learning requires intentional planning and support. This workbook will guide you through the process of developing an actionable plan for blended learning in your classroom.

Empowering Students
Empowering Students

In this chapter, we will explore the following strategies for empowering students:

  • Leveraging formative assessments
  • Managing data and goal-setting
  • Tapping into student passions

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to complete the Empowering Students section of your blended learning blueprint and answer the following questions:

  • In what ways do students have agency over their learning?
  • What are opportunities for increasing student agency and empowerment?
  • How can you leverage assessments to help students make learning decisions?
  • What structures and processes can help students manage data and set goals?
  • How can you authentically model data tracking and goal-setting?
  • How can you tap into students’ interests and passions?

We’ve briefly discussed the importance of assessments at several points throughout the first few chapters, but it’s time now to take a ...

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