TeachingBooks and the Blended Learning, Technology-Rich Environment (Part 1)

See how TeachingBooks is used in educational spaces! Written by the TeachingBooks professional development team and guests, these posts are designed to offer ideas for using the resources and tools on TeachingBooks.


TeachingBooks and the Blended Learning, Technology-Rich Environment (Part 1)

Student Choice and Teacher-led Instruction

Enrich classroom engagement by infusing digital resources and student choice into lessons.  A blended learning, technology-rich environment offers increased flexibility with differentiated instruction and virtual teaching.  Use the resources on TeachingBooks to increase opportunities for student choice, support teacher-led instruction, and facilitate the integration of each into a blended learning, technology-rich environment. 


Offer Student Choice

For Example You Might…
  • Have students review the vocabulary list for Darius the Great is Not Okay, then create their own vocabulary list for an independent reading book with words they learned or looked up.  
  • Create Multi-Leveled Lessons for their independent reading books that students can complete at their own pace.  For example, these Level 2 and Level 4 lessons for Drawn Together.


Support Teacher-led Instruction 

For Example You Might…
  • Use this guide for Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.
  • Look at this guest blog post by CeCe Bell and discuss it as a writing model.
  • Examine annotations for titles like We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell and Frane Lessac and discuss elements of an effective summary.

Stay tuned for our next blog post, “TeachingBooks and the Blended Learning, Technology-Rich Environment (Part 2): Blended Learning with TeachingBooks Resources,” where we will provide examples of blended learning units using the resources available on TeachingBooks.


What’s working for you?

How are you using TeachingBooks to create a blended learning, technology-rich environment? Leave your ideas in a comment below!

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