Wednesday, August 9, 2017

EPISD Blended Learning Conference


This summer I had the opportunity to teach and learn at the EPISD Blended Learning Conference. Blended learning is a blend of face to face and on-line learning that allows students some control of the time and place, their learning path and pace. Essentially, if you begin small, blended learning can give a teacher more time for small group targeted instruction, allow for personalized instruction, can foster student agency, and the opportunity for students to have authentic audiences.

Catlin Tucker was the Keynote for our district Blended Learning Conference, organized by the Instructional Technology Team. We were so excited to have her, because she relates well with teachers. She is a teacher!

Catlin Tucker agreed to meet up for an on-line interview. We shared a few of the videos with teachers leading up to our conference to create a little excitement about her visit to EPISD. I've linked them below.

Getting to Know Catlin Tucker 1
Getting to Know Catlin Tucker 2
Getting to Know Catlin Tucker 3
Getting to Know Catlin Tucker 4

Catlin Tucker Interview Question 1
Catlin Tucker Interview Question 2
Catlin Tucker Interview Question 3
Catlin Tucker Interview Question 4
Catlin Tucker Interview Question 5
Catlin Tucker Interview Question 6

I've challenged myself to Sketchnote this year. Taking the time to go back to my notes and finish up a Sketchnote after a Keynote has been a great way for me to review and organize my thoughts. Here is the Sketchnote I created after listening to Catlin Tucker inspire our teachers.

I'm still learning all about Blended Learning. The books I'm reading are Blended Learning in Action and Blended Learning in Grades 4-12. Notice, that Catlin Tucker is the author!

To read more about the EPISD Blended Learning Conference, read  Blended Learning conference draws hundreds of teachers, EPISD Community Engagement.

Please share your feedback, blended learning ideas and tips in the comments below. :)

8 comments:

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    1. Thank you! :) I'm thankful to have you as one of my teacher cheerleaders. You lift me up.

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  2. Great post! Always an honor to learn from you!

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    1. Thank you, Evelyn! I love learning from you! Thank you for reading. :D

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    2. I agree with Stormy and Evelyn, it is a pleasure to work with someone who has a passion for teaching and LEARNING! Brava!

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    3. Oops, it posts as my blog...lol. It's me Diane :)

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    4. Thank you, Diane! I want to read your blog. Did you know that I feel the same way about you. When Catlin talked about TEDed Clubs, I thought about all the hard work you have put in on your campus for the children in our district and communities. You are always willing to share with other teachers. Have a great first day back. :)

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