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The Blended Workbook: Learning to Design the Schools of our Future

The Blended Workbook: Learning to Design the Schools of our Future

Author(s): Michael B. Horn, Heather Staker
ISBN13: 9781119388074
ISBN10: 1119388074
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Year Publish: 2017 July

Successfully implement a blended learning program with this step-by-step guide!

The Blended Workbook: Learning to Design the Schools of Our Future is the practical companion to Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools. Through real-world implementation exercises it will help you get the most out of the text. From understanding the basics of blended learning to fine-tuning your current program, this workbook gives you hands-on practice that will expand your knowledge base and help you develop a plan for your own classroom or school to create a student-centered education design that personalizes for all students.

Key points drawn from over 50 case studies illustrate what works, what doesn't, and how to build a successful blended-learning program. This workbook's organizational structure allows you to jump in at any point to access field-tested exercises that will deepen your understanding of the design process.

Blended learning is inspiring K–12 educators with an improved student experience that includes the best of face-to-face and online learning formats to personalize learning and deepen engagement. This workbook provides hands-on training exercises that help you design and implement an effective program with practical guidance from the experts.

You will:

  1. Examine case studies that illustrate blended learning
  2. Solidify your understanding of effective blended-learning design
  3. Complete illustrative exercises to further your implementation expertise
  4. Evaluate the many paths blended learning can take, and implement what works best for your students

Blended learning is a proven, highly rewarding learning strategy. However, the success of your program relies on proper design and implementation. As a companion to Blended this hands-on workbook helps you reap the benefits and strengthen your expertise.

About the Authors:

Michael B. Horn is a cofounder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute (CCI) and the former executive director of its education program. Currently, Michael serves as a principal consultant for Entangled Solutions, which offers innovation services to higher education institutions.

Heather Staker is the founder and president of Ready to Blend, a training and consulting firm focused on blended learning. Staker is also an adjunct fellow for the Clayton Christensen Institute.

Horn and Staker coauthored Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.