The Boundless Classroom: Designing Purposeful Instruction for Any Learning Environment
Discover how to plan effective blended instruction with purpose and intention with help from this definitive, practical guide to lesson design.
A global pandemic hit our world and education has forever changed. But have your instructional practices changed? Teachers must now leverage technology to provide students with high-quality teaching and learning experiences that transcend a traditional classroom’s walls. This is a historic opportunity to abandon antiquated teaching practices and reimagine instruction in ways that boost learning outcomes and prepare students for living and working in the digital age.
This book offers guidance for creating and sustaining rigorous and engaging blended learning solutions. Opening with lessons learned from the pandemic, the book addresses impacts on lesson design and delivery, student engagement, assessment, and teacher training and PD. The following chapters build on and address these experiences, with each chapter featuring strategies and examples of how to implement effective approaches to lesson design for blended and online instruction.
- Explores seven different blended learning models, with strategies and suggestions for implementing each one.
- Provides detailed guidance for planning a blended learning curriculum, from establishing a digital infrastructure to integrating students into a learning management system (LMS) to mapping a course scope and sequence.
- developing a pacing guide and creating effective blended and virtual lessons.
- Features downloadable templates, checklists and guided professional learning tasks in every chapter to help design virtual and blended lessons.
- Includes strategies for implementing authentic, student-led assessments.
The book is sure to meet the needs of varying practitioners who are eager to learn about designing successful blended learning courses and understanding what makes each course work.
Audience: K-12 teachers and instructional designers; faculty in higher education programs
Cover Title Page Copyright About ISTE About the Authors Acknowledgments Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Learning Lessons from the Pandemic and Implications for the Future Outcomes for Professional Learning Clarity and Simplicity Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning Professional Development Consistency Feedback Everyone’s Well-Being Challenges and Strategies for Teaching in a Concurrent Classroom Collaboration Student Products Think-Alouds and Read-Alouds Social-Emotional Learning Assessment Learning Interruption, Not Learning Loss Personalized Learning Conclusion Chapter 2: Planning Essentials for Blended Learning and Beyond Outcomes for Professional Learning Exploring Blended Learning Models Planning and Implementation Actions for Blended Learning Success Conclusion Chapter 3: Mapping the Course Scope and Sequence Outcomes for Professional Learning Formulating Course Objectives Creating Outcomes for Student Learning Organizing and Sequencing Units and Lessons Aligning Assessments Conclusion Chapter 4: Constructing a Pacing Guide and Establishing Learning Expectations Outcomes for Professional Learning Examining Pacing Guide Essentials Designing a Pacing Guide Checklist Evaluating a Pacing Guide Template Conclusion Chapter 5: Designing and Delivering Blended Instruction Outcomes for Professional Learning Design Essential #1: Open with Optimism Design Essential #2: Communicate Learning Outcomes Design Essential #3: Activate Prior Knowledge Design Essential #4: Build Academic Vocabulary Design Essential #5: Deliver Engaging Instruction Design Essential #6: Facilitate Student Discourse Design Essential #7: Close with Optimism Design Essential #8: Extending Learning Through Feedback and Reflection Conclusion Chapter 6: Designing and Delivering Virtual Instruction Outcomes for Professional Learning Design Essential #1: Introduce the Lesson and Communicate the Learning Outcomes Design Essential #2: Activate Prior Knowledge Design Essential #3: Build Academic Vocabulary Design Essential #4: Deliver Engaging Instruction Design Essential #5: Provide Opportunities to Self-Assess and Automated Feedback for Students Design Essential #6: Create Closure and Preview the Assessment Conclusion Chapter 7: Engaging Students with Authentic Assessments Outcomes for Professional Learning Measuring Learning with Assessments Engaging Students with Portfolios, Performance Tasks, and Products Effective Formative Assessments Designing Engaging and Authentic Assessments Creating an Assessment Plan Conclusion Chapter 8: Maximizing Academic Feedback Outcomes for Professional Learning Defining Feedback Quality Feedback Essentials Feedback Norms Feedback as a Formative Assessment Strategy Differentiating Feedback Feedback Protocols Conclusion Chapter 9: Integrating Digital Citizenship Outcomes for Professional Learning Strategies and Skills for the Digital Age Building Context for Digital Citizenship Framing Digital Citizenship Integrating Digital Citizenship into the Classroom Conclusion Epilogue Commitment 1: Commit to Yourself Commitment 2: Commit to Your Colleagues Commitment 3: Commit to Your Students References Index
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