Developing 21st Century Skills with Blended Learning (prev#: EDU-X775R)

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3 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Increase Engagement and Learning Outcomes with the Blended Learning Model

Blended learning is quickly gaining popularity in the education world because of its diversity and incorporation of technology in the classroom. Blended learning can be defined as the implementation various learning modalities to create learning stations that meet the needs of the classroom. Students rotate through various stations that have different learning objectives and combine traditional small group instruction, hands-on learning and technology through adaptive learning apps and software. Utilizing blended learning helps students to develop 21st century skills that many researchers deem to be essential in our global community. This course will help the instructor develop 21st century skills through blended learning.

This course has content equivalency to the following course, and cannot be taken again:  EDU-X775R.

Course Details

Number or Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for education professionals that want to create a blended learning environment.  Implementing a blended learning environment in a student's educational career has shown to be successful in a range of K-12 classrooms including:  under-performing, high ELL population and low socioeconomic.  This includes elementary/secondary teachers, instructional coaches, curriculum coordinators, literacy coaches, Response to Intervention Teams, beginning teachers, technology coordinators and school administrative teams.

Required Materials:  None

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Course Date Units Price
EDU-X775RA – 001 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $489

Developing 21st Century Skills with Blended Learning (prev#: EDU-X775R)

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Veronica Reyes

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What You Will Learn

  • Understand the different elements of a Blended Learning Environment
  • Recognize the advantages of a Blended Learning Environment
  • Understand the different elements that make up 21st Century Skills
  • Design an implementation map to incorporate 21st Century Skills into a Blended Learning Environment


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