NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

Blended Learning

EDUC 600




Instructor: Kaleb Hartje, SchoolBoost, Inc.

Grading: Letter

Monday, September 01, 2014 - Friday, December 12, 2014

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $289

Course Description:

This course is designed for elementary, middle, and high-school teachers who are looking to utilize blended learning strategies to increase student engagement and enhance achievement. Participants will explore a variety of models for blended learning, such as flex, rotation, face-to-face, and more that can be used in classrooms every day. Participants will create strategies for extending the physical classroom into online spaces that allow students to individualize their learning and move to higher levels of thinking and achievement.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Apply blended learning models (flex, rotation, and face-to-face, and others) to their classrooms.
  2. Develop individual lessons to build content knowledge and identify levels of mastery.
  3. Evaluate student achievement data to individualize lessons and inform instruction.
  4. Create a unit plan that applies one model of blended learning over the course of a content unit.


Required Texts:

Vander Ark, T. (2011). Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World. New York: Jossey-Bass ISBN: 978-111800723

Instructional Resources:

SchoolBoost Online Learning Platform: Videos, discussion forums, assessments, and more

Special Instructions:

The total cost of the course does not include the textbook(s).

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