how to redesign lessons with technology to individualize and personalize
instruction, transforming what learning looks like for your
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, regardless of the constructs of their learning environment. All they
need is a willingness to rethink their role — 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 for your students. 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 and, in the process, help students become
advocates for their education.
• Provides an accessible resource for teachers beginning to use technology,
as well as master blended teachers who are looking for new ideas or strategies.
• Includes templates and planning tools that can be used as is or modified
to fit the needs of your students.
• Focuses on 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.