How might a blended learning professional development experience impact teachers' attitudes toward implementing blended learning in their own classrooms?
How many teachers of those that participate in a blended learning professional development experience will implement blended learning in their classrooms?
Topic of Research
The ultimate goal of my innovation plan is to have teachers across my campus fully integrating technology into their daily lessons through a blended learning model. In order for teachers to fully understand what it is I'll be asking them to do, I believe that they need to experience blended learning themselves. I will use this format to teach them about how they can structure their classrooms and why they should incorporate technology at such a high level.
Many traditional teaching methods are no longer valuable for today's students.
Today's teachers need to embrace technology and use it to enhance the learning in their classrooms.
Purpose of Study
Triangulation Mixed-Methods design using both Qualitative and Quantitative data
Case Studies of the teachers who participate in the professional development experience, including the use of surveys and interviews
Descriptive Research using observations
My literature review will focus on effective measurement tools. This will help to clarify what data I will need to collect for both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of my plan.
The next step in my action research is to begin collecting and analyzing data. As I progress through my research plan, I will focus on being flexible and learning from each experience.
The Next Stage
Mertler, C. A. (2016). Action research: Improving schools and empowering educators (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-1483389059