Blended Learning Instructor Training
Jen Snook, Instructional Designer
The UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning (CATL) offers a three-week Blended Learning Instructor Training for UW-L faculty and staff members interested in learning how to design, deliver, and facilitate blended courses. During the Blended Learning Instructor Training, instructor participants will go through a curriculum which defines blended learning at UW-L, shows various examples of blended learning options, discusses best practices in implemented blended principles, and actively helps instructors outline their blended course plan while developing various online and face-to-face activities and assessments. The Blended Learning Instructor Training will use a blended delivery approach, meeting three hours four times during the training, with online activities via Desire2Learn (D2L) being facilitated between face-to-face meetings.
This is an active learning training. Participants should have a course in mind that they want to deliver in the blended mode. Throughout the training, activities will focus on actively transitioning the course to a blended format. At the completion of the training, participants will have sections of their course prepared for blended delivery.
Trainings for 2012-2013 Academic Year:
January 2-23, 2013 (face-to-face meetings set for January 8, 15, 17, 22 from 9am-noon)
May 29-June 19, 2013 (face-to-face meetings set for June 4, 11, 13, 18 from 1-4pm)
Face-to-Face Meeting Times: As part of the Blended Learning Instructor Training, we ask that you attend four face-to-face meetings. Work between these meeting times will happen on your own and reported out in D2L.
Training Competencies and Objectives:
Training Competency 1: Create quality content for
use in a blended course by applying principles from the Blended
Learning Objective: Articulate design plans for blending one of the courses you teach
Learning Objective: Plan for instructionally relevant interactions with students in your blended learning course
Learning Objective: List and describe at least five effective practices for designing and delivering blended courses that will be employed in participants online course
Learning Objective: Use appropriate tools and technologies to construct one module or unit of your blended course
Learning Objective: Develop course materials that convey expectations for blended interactions
Learning Objective: Determine assessments and corresponding grading expectations appropriate for the learning objectives of your blended course
Training Competency 2: Understand various considerations for the blended learning environment
Learning Objective: Identify the general benefits of blended learning
Learning Objective: Recognize a range of implementation options possible in developing blended learning courses
Learning Objective: Explain the resources and support available to UW-L instructors of blended courses
Learning Objective: Demonstrate active participation in a blended course by being an active participant in this training
Registration: Please contact the training facilitator, Jen Snook (firstname.lastname@example.org), Instructional Designer in CATL, if you have questions. Trainings do fill on a first come, first serve basis.
To register for the January 2013 training please complete this form.
To register for the May/June 2013 training please complete this form.