Blended Learning Strategies for the Classroom Series

Online Self-Paced

Combine Traditional Teaching with Online Strategies to Optimize Student Success

With the return to in-person learning after several months of being fully remote, it is time to reassess how you deliver your curriculum, and consider the blended learning approach.  Blended learning includes both traditional learning, face-to-face and online components that rely on technology, making learning more flexible, engaging and effective!  These courses will equip educators with effective strategies and best practices for designing and delivering instruction that includes online components for all learners. The wide variety of courses will teach participants about managing the day-to-day responsibilities of full or partial online teaching and learning, collaborating with parents, keeping learners safe and engaged.

Schedule & Fees

Courses – Choose One or More

Course Date Units Price
Transitioning to a Blended Learning Environment [EDU-X713P] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $489
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
3
$489
Online Self-Paced
Jenifer Fazy

This online course for educators, K-12 and Higher Education faculty, allows for one to strategize using technology on how to easily move to and from remote learning.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Supporting Learners with Google Classroom [EDU-X798O] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $307
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
2
$307
Online Self-Paced
Brent Enerva

This Google Classroom training course covers the basics of how to navigate Google Classroom and maximize its impact when working with learners in any K-12 setting.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Learning Readiness with Basic Google Tools [EDU-X718P] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $164
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$164
Online Self-Paced
Matthew Evans

This one-unit online self-paced course for K-12 educators allows for effective and efficient implementation to use with teaching and learning.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Utilizing EdTech Tools and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to Enhance Lessons in the Classroom [EDU-X745P] See Course Options 2-3 $307-$489
See Course Options
2-3
$307-$489
Online Self-Paced
Joshua DuCharme

Online course for K-12 educators and administrators on how to connect to students with SEL and technology in the remote learning environment

Basic Remote Teaching Strategies [EDU-X700S] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $307
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
2
$307
Online Self-Paced
Matthew Evans

Online course for K-12 educators and administrators on how to teach remotely to continue student learning, combating learning loss

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Chromebooks in the Classroom [EDU-X781L] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $307
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
2
$307
Online Self-Paced
Matthew Evans

Chromebooks in the Classroom is a two-unit online self-paced course for educators

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Expanding Your Professional Learning Network through Social Media [EDU-X748R] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $489
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
3
$489
Online Self-Paced
Jennifer Hair

This online self-paced course provides K-12 educators with the tools of how to expand their professional learning network through the use of social media platforms.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Flipping Classroom Instruction with Technology [EDU-X782J] See details for more information 1-2
See details for more information
1-2
Online Self-Paced

Flipping Classroom Instruction with Technology course takes traditional teaching and learning and reverses the delivery of instruction to the home with the use of technology and moves ?homework? to the classroom

Technology Tools for Enhancing Instruction and Empowering Students [EDU-X783J] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $307
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
2
$307
Online Self-Paced
Rick Selby

Technology Tools for Empowering Students course provides strategies for incorporating a variety of technology tools into the K-12 classroom

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Introduction to Instructional Design for Educators [EDU-X782L] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $307
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
2
$307
Online Self-Paced
Amy Triba

Introduction to Instructional Design for Educators is a two-unit online self-paced course for K-12 teachers

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Best Practices in Technology Integration (prev #: EDU-506YK) [EDU-X706A] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $489
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
3
$489
Online Self-Paced
Kristen Eveland

This is a three-unit online course for educators in the Professional Teachers Program series

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Learning Method Information

Online Self-Paced

Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

SERIES CURRICULUM

EDU-X713P Transitioning to a Blended Learning Environment: Learn how to make the transitions that best fit students and teacher needs in the blended learning environment.

EDU-X718P Learning Readiness with Basic Google Tools: Introduces educators to basic Google tools, allowing them to become more comfortable and confident to effectively and efficiently implement in their teaching.

EDU-X745P Utilizing EdTech Tools and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to Enhance Lessons in the Classroom:  Build social-emotional skills with technology integrated into lessons and learning.

EDU-X706A Best Practices in Technology Integration: Learn and explore new technologies to make informed decisions for designing curricular activities and assessments.

EDU-X798O Supporting Learners with Google Classroom: Explores the newest layer to the Google family, Google Classroom.

EDU-X782J Flipping Classroom Instruction with Technology: Review the research behind the flipped model of learning, understand student-centered learning and explore the tools needed to implement this process in your educational environment.

EDU-X783J Technology Tools for Enhancing Instruction and Empowering Students: Explore a variety of technology tools and learn strategies for utilizing technology to enhance instructional practices and empower students.

EDU-X781L Chromebooks in the Classroom: Learn the exciting and best ways to use Chromebooks in the K-12 classroom.

EDU-X748R Expanding Your Professional Learning Network through Social Media: Introduces how to experience social media as a connected educator, to rethink digital identities, and to utilize good networking practices for communication and sharing.

EDU-X782L Introduction to Instructional Design for Educators: Learn new and innovative design tools and strategies needed to maximize student achievement and engagement.

EDU-X700S Basic Remote Teaching Strategies: Supports educators with effective strategies and best practices for designing and delivering online instruction to all learners.

What You Will Learn

Who Should Attend

This series provides continuing education for K-12 educators, administrators and any other interested stakeholder, wanting to learn about and understand how to effectively support student learning with a blended learning approach.

Benefits

Participants in the Blended Learning Strategies Series can expect the following benefits:

Testimonials

In the current age of distance learning, this course Supporting Learners with Google Classroom, was what I needed to learn how to use Google Classroom as my LMS. I had never really used it before, and we are using it daily now for direct instruction with our students

The knowledge I have gained from this course Learning Readiness with Basic Google Tools, has equipped me with so many tools that I can utilize with my students moving forward whether instruction occurs remotely, via a hybrid model, or if we return to the traditional on-site model of teaching. Finally, I have gained a lot of confidence in my technology skills. Instead of having to ask my peers for support, hopefully they will ask me!

After completing this course Learning Readiness with Basic Google Tools, I feel more confident in using Google Meet and Screencastifyto enhance student learning during distance learning. I can’t wait to implement what I have learned and to share my knowledge with my students and teammates. I would recommend this course to any educator who is looking to use Google apps and extensions more efficiently and effectively

My experience in Learning Readiness with Basic Google Tools was everything I could have hoped for and more! This class gave me the basics in Google Tools that I did not have much experience with in the classroom. After taking this course, I will be able to engage my students with enhanced lessons making instruction fun, not only for my students, but for me as well. Furthermore, by taking this course, it will allow me to prepare content that my students will have access to at all times and they will be able to work with at their own pace

My experience with the course Transitioing to a Blended Learning Environment was fantastic. The course was easy to follow and I like how the modules flowed. My instructor was very knowledgeable, positive and provided immediate feedback for each assignment. I am using my knowledge from the course in my profession.

Instructors

Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Careers Outlook

Employment opportunities in the education field are expected to grow by almost 1 million new jobs by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With so many new and emerging opportunities, schools are going to have to compete heavily to attract and retain the most talented educators.

This makes furthering your education and diversifying your business skillset all the more important. With expertise in a wide variety of business concepts, you will not only be well suited for many job roles, you will also be in demand by the employer of your choosing.

Industry Insights

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I design a classroom for students with special needs?

Special needs” encompasses such a wide range of student abilities and challenges that no one space can accommodate all physical or behavioral needs. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) states that all public school classrooms must be ADA compliant, meaning that they must be accessible to wheelchair users and that teachers must make reasonable accommodations when it comes to technology tools. In general, best practices for classroom design apply to students of all abilities, such as minimizing distractions, making the space safe and comfortable, ensuring every student has access to the tools they need, and that the layout supports both independent and collaborative work.

How can I design my classroom on a budget?

Designing or redesigning your classroom does not require expensive materials or upgrades. Big box stores like Walmart and Target sell attractive, affordable classroom organization solutions, and Pinterest features hundreds of thousands of ideas for designing a classroom on a budget.

What if I need help enrolling in a course, or I need more information on a course?

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What type of credit am I earning?

The credit earned is considered Graduate Level Extension Credit, in semester hours (1 semester hour= 15 contact hours). The credit earned is usually used for salary advancement, credential renewing and/or recertification. Graduate Level Extension credit is not usually transferrable towards a degree. Prior district approval is highly recommended and the responsibility of the student if using the units towards salary advancement, credential renewing and/or recertification.

I need more time to finish my Self-Paced course, what do I do?

Independent Study Self-Paced courses – USD allows 9 months from the date of registration to complete an independent study formatted course and submit all completed course work for evaluation.

Online Self-Paced courses – USD allows 6 months from the date of registration to complete an online self-paced formatted course and submit all assignments for evaluation within this period

If you need additional time and would like to make an extension request, contact us prior to your upcoming deadline at continuinged@sandiego.edu or call between 8:30AM – 5:00PM (PST), M-F, at (619)260-4585 or toll free at (888)321-6658 for a one-time extension. If an extension is granted, it is final.

Classroom, Online Fixed-Date, and Credit Validation formatted courses do not allow for any additional time to complete assignments.

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