Expected Outcomes for the NCCS Blended Learning Academy:
- Provide a flexible, self-directed, individualized learning environment for students.
- Maximize the affordances of technology to increase learning for each student.
- Provide growth and leadership opportunities for teachers.
- Partner with Lenoir-Rhyne University to provide professional development and support for teachers.
- Provide choices for students and parents.
- Grow the blended learning academy to build capacity in teachers and improve teaching across the district.
- Provide a model learning environment for the district, state, and country.
- Students will develop competencies using a variety of learning devices (iPads, Chromebooks, and desktop computers) to prepare for college and career.
What will the blended learning academy look like?
- The teacher will use assessments to determine students’ strengths and needs in order to plan individualized instruction accordingly.
- Each student will receive both face-to-face instruction and online instruction every day.
- Students will access various devices everyday (iPads, Chromebooks, and desktop computers).
- The classroom learning environment will be flexible, allowing the teacher and students to use all materials (digital and non-digital) in the best way to support learning.
- Project-based and problem-based learning will be utilized as a model for differentiating learning and promoting collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.
- Faculty and students from Lenoir-Rhyne University will provide frequent and ongoing support for teaching and learning in the blended learning academy.
- The blended learning academy teacher will complete graduate coursework from Lenoir-Rhyne University to advance his or her skills and competencies with blended learning.
Teachers interested in applying for the blended learning classroom should hold current K-5 certification. The selected teacher will be required to collaborate with faculty and students from Lenoir-Rhyne University as well as pursue a graduate certificate in blended learning from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Interested applicants should be willing to create a model classroom environment where educators can visit to learn more about blended learning.
Please review the information below to learn more about this opportunity. If you are interested in applying for this position, click here. Applications will be accepted until May 23, 2014.
Parents interested in having their children in the blended learning classroom may complete this online form at bit.ly/nnblend.
To learn more about the NCCS Blended Learning Academy, please contact the following NCCS district leaders.
Heather Mullins – Chief Academic Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Geddes – Director of Accountability and Technology, email@example.com
Tammy Brown – Director of Elementary Education, firstname.lastname@example.org