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 flipped and blended courses. During the Blended Learning Instructor Training, instructor participants will go through a curriculum which defines the flipped classroom and blended learning at UW-L, shows various examples of these learning options, discusses best practices in implemented flipped and blended principles, and actively helps instructors outline their new 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 2013-2014 Academic Year:
January 2-23, 2014 (face-to-face meetings set for January 7, 9, 16, 21 from 9am-noon)
May 28-June 18, 2014 (face-to-face meetings set for June 3, 5, 12, 17 from 9am-noon)

Watch this presentation for an introduction to the flipped classroom and blended learning.


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 Training
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 (, Instructional Designer in CATL, if you have questions.  Trainings do fill on a first come, first serve basis.

To register for the January 2014 training please complete this form

To register for the May/June 2014 training please complete this form.