Connected Learning Environments: Taking Online Learning to the Next Level Dr. Julia Fuller, Oconee County Schools Get Connected with Web-based Learning! Are you interested in online teaching strategies or ideas for turning your classroom into a blended learning environment? In this session, participants will consider blended and online learning models and research-based distance learning strategies for creating an effective learning environment. Explore a variety of collaborative tools and techniques for helping distance learners connect to content and classmates while working at Bloom’s highest levels. STRAND: Communication and Collaboration AUDIENCE: Instructional PK-12
Analyze Analyze research and technologies regarding distance and blended programs for students and educators. Evaluate Evaluate your current program. Create Create a plan for your classroom.
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