Many blended learning initiatives start from the top
down and are designed for specific populations or make drastic changes to a
school’s learning structure. But any K-12 classroom teacher can find ways to
leverage blended learning within the four walls of their classroom, regardless
of the constructs of their learning environment. All they need is a willingness to rethink their role in
the classroom — moving from content deliverer to architect of learning.
In The Perfect Blend , you’ll learn how to create a “homemade recipe” for
effective blended learning within your classroom. Rather than focusing on
finding and implementing a specific established model, author Michele Eaton
shows teachers how to embrace the flexibility of blended learning to take an
active role as a designer of learning in the classroom and, in the process,
helping students find their voices as advocates for their education.
This book will:
• Provide an accessible resource for teachers
beginning to use technology in the classroom as well as master blended teachers
looking for new ideas or strategies.
• Include templates and planning tools
that can be used as is or modified to fit the needs of your students.
• Focus on two key aspects of blended learning: understanding
and reflecting on your role as a designer of learning experiences, and
creating and using digital content in the classroom.
You’ll gain practical skills, strategies and lesson ideas for various types
of blended learning thanks to examples from real classrooms and educators. Along
the way, you’ll discover how to build on the skills you already have to support
About the Author
Michele Eaton is the director of virtual and blended learning for the MSD of
Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She focuses on staff and course
development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and the district’s various
blended initiatives and programs, from elementary to adult education. Eaton is a
Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Certified Education Technology Leader
(CETL) and 2016 Next Generation Leader, 2018 EdWeek Leader to Learn From,
president-elect of the ISTE Online Learning Network, conference chair for
Indiana Connected Educators (an ISTE affiliate), member of the EdTech Heroes and
moderator for the #INeLearn chat.