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Blended Learning - An Experiential Workshop

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Welcome to this Laubach Literacy Ontario Conference Workshop - June 13, 2014


Workshop PowerPoint PDF  LLO Blended Learning June 2014.pdf


Workshop objectives

  • Learn what blended learning is 
  • Experience learning in a blended learning class 
  • Access more resources on blended learning to inform your practice and your learning experiences 


Worshop Facilitator



Nancy Friday, AlphaPlus



Part 1: What is Blended Learning?


Video 1  http://www.tubechop.com/watch/3007719

Watch this 3 minute video to learn what blended learning is.


Blended Models Activity

In groups of four match the blended learning model diagrams to the model name and descriptions.

Share which model you like and why you would like it for your own learning environment.




Video 2  http://www.tubechop.com/watch/3007727

Watch this 6 minute video to learn about the benefits of blended learning.





Part 2: Listening to the Birds


Video 3  http://www.tubechop.com/watch/3007891

Watch this 11 minute video about the Pelee Island Bird Observatory for an introduction to bird conservation and to learn what part listening to bird songs and calls plays in their work.


Discussion Forum  https://muut.com/lloblend#!/

In the workshop you can put up your hand or use the Listening Channel to share examples of jobs and roles in life where listening to sounds is critical to that work.  You can log into the discussion using your Google+ or Facebook login or you can join the discussion by setting up a free account.


Mnemonics Activity

Read the mnemonic for the six birds in the chart below.  Then listen to the six songs in the second chart.  Match the song number in the second chart to the bird name and mnemonic in the first chart.  In the workshop this is a paper-based activity. 


Song Number  Bird name   Mnemonic 
  Canada Goose honk, honk, honk
  White Throated Sparrow

oh sweet Canada, Canada, Canada

poor sam peabody, peabody, peabody

  American Robin  cheer, cheer, cheer, cheerily
  Northern Cardinal  tseer, tseer, cheer, cheer, cheer, cheer, cheer
  Red Winged Black Bird  conk-a-ree, conk-a-ree
  Common Loon eerie whiny sound 


Song Number Listen to the Song













Create a mnemonic

Listen to the song of the mourning dove below and create a mnemonic for it.  Share your mnemonic in the Mourning Dove Forum.  https://muut.com/lloblend#!/


Bird name  Listen to the Song  Mnemonic 
Mourning Dove http://www.naturesongs.com/modo3.wav




Review what we learned today


Use this review sheet throughout the workshop or at the end of the workshop to evaluate the blend of the workshop based on what parts were delivered f2f and as online teaching and what tools the facilitator used to deliver each part.





Blended Learning Resources 





Listening to the Birds Resources

If you want to learn more about the birds we focused on in the workshop, you will find lots of information in the links below.  Keep learning!







Free tools used to create and deliver this workshop





Educator Page


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