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Session Description:

A description of the advantages of using a blended professional development model approach to provide differentiated and targeted professional development across a district. The session will highlight Chatham County School's move away from a traditional sit-get or make-and-take approach to professional development and instead leverage technology and teacher/principal input to design a new approach to professional development. ‚Äč

Session Presenters:

Charles Aiken
Executive Director, Middle Grades and Title III
Chatham County Schools
caiken@chatham.k12.nc.us
Dr. Kelly Batten
Executive Director, High School and CTE
Chatham County Schools
kbatten@chatham.k12.nc.us
Sherri Homan
Instructional Program Facilitator for Middle Grades
Chatham County Schools
shoman@chatham.k12.nc.us
Sherry Elmore
Curriculum Coach, Chatham Middle School
Chatham County Schools
scourie@chatham.k12.nc.us
Mary Jo Gregory
Curriculum Coach, Moncure School
Chatham County Schools
mgregory@chatham.k12.n.cus

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Use the information presented to self-assess their district's readiness to implement a blended learning model to professional development.
  • Design a blended learning model that fits their district's needs.

Session Objectives:

A list of the activities, discussions, events, etc. in which the participants will engage while in the session

Participants will:
  • Identify a process for implementing a blended professional development model
  • Assess the pro's/con's to various blended learning models
  • Determine appropriate technologies to assist in delivering the online learning portion of blended learning
  • Be familiar with research related to the benefits of blended learning as a professional development model
  • Determine methods for selecting professional development topics and aligning district-school-teacher needs

Agenda

Time
Topic Activity
Learning Outcomes


Blended Learning in Chatham County

Click to open presentation and activities

9:15 - 9:30
The learner will:
  • Self assess their prior knowledge of blended learning models


The learner will:
  • Be familiar with research related to the benefits of blended learning as a professional development model
  • Identify a process for implementing a blended professional development model


The learner will:
  • Identify a process for implementing a blended professional development model
  • Assess the pro's/con's to various blended learning models


The learner will:
  • Identify a process for implementing a blended professional development model
  • Assess the pro's/con's to various blended learning models
  • Determine appropriate technologies to assist in delivering the online learning portion of blended learning


The learner will:
  • Identify a process for implementing a blended professional development model
  • Determine methods for selecting professional development topics and aligning district-school-teacher needs


The learner will:
  • Assess the pro's/con's to various blended learning models
  • Determine appropriate technologies to assist in delivering the online learning portion of blended learning


The learner will:
  • Use the information presented to self-assess their district's readiness to implement a blended learning model to professional development.



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