Blended Instructional Design
The Blended Instructional Design (BID) is a course to personalize learning for ALL students. The course is organized to provide efficient professional development in three domains: 1) Identify, 2) Design, and 3) Implement. Teachers are provided with short 2-3 minutes instructional videos providing descriptions, and models to identify critical content, vocabulary, concepts, virtual and physical materials, assessments, as well as, identify specific student learning needs to personalize instruction and practice/application activities and projects. Once the information is gathered in the identify phase, teachers immediately apply the information to design their virtual, digital and physical instruction and activities/projects. Finally, the BID course provides descriptive models of how to transition to a blended learning classroom environment. Here teachers are informed on self-coaching, developing and maintaining partnerships with parents and support personnel. A variety of resources for locating pre-made instructional videos and tools for creating instructional videos, digital tools that support content practice, and supporting documents to use with the online course are provided to enhance the individual learning needs of teachers.