Week 2: Creating High Quality Blended Instruction







Our goal this week is to understand what high-quality blended instruction is, and how to create it.


The Instructional Video Process


Step 1: Planning

Create your slides / doc (or something else) that you will screencast when you record your video.

Step 2: Recording

Use a screencast recording tool to record your video. Pro tip: Go for done not perfect!

Step 3: Enhancing

Students learn more from videos when they are prompted to engage actively. Use embedded questions and guided notes.

Step 4: Sharing

Use your LMS as a launching pad for all of your self-paced resources. Consider how you might organize your materials in a clear manner within your LMS.


Bite-Sized Learning: Creating Effective Instructional Videos

(Recorded on Jan 26, 2021)


Bite-Sized Learning: Creating Effective Instructional Videos


Discussion


Question 1:

What are the most challenging aspects of blended instruction?


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Question 2:

What are the most effective tools you have seen so far? Why?


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Question 3:

How can we use our school’s LMS to support students?


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Question 4:

How can we support each other in preparing high-quality blended instruction?


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Other Useful Resources



Getting Ready for Week 3


Must Do

Complete the "Designing Effective Self-Paced Structures" module of the online course.

Should Do

Plan, record, and enhance your first instructional video, and upload it to your LMS (Brightspace in Secondary OR Google Classroom in Elementary).

Share your video with a colleague and get feedback.

Aspire to Do

Brainstorm how you can implement self-pacing in your own classroom, following the “Designing Effective Self-Paced Structures” module of the online course.