MyBlend Stories | Kim Watson

MyBlend Stories | Kim Watson

Blended Learning for the resource room

Written by Jeff Gerlach on Wednesday, 13 August 2014.

 

Kim Watson teaches 6th-8th grade students in both the resource room and co-taught settings at Pennfield Schools. In our conversation, she shared with us how her use of educational technology has evolved in her six years with the district. Kim has a strong understanding of the diverse needs of her students and uses blended learning to personalize learning to accommodate those needs. Through blended learning techniques she’s been able increase her capacity to provide 1:1 support for all her students, utilizing the monitoring and feedback capabilities of collaborative tools like the Google Drive suite to accomplish this.

Kim’s story really highlights the power of blended learning to personalize teaching and learning. While it’s true that special education students have their own unique learning needs, I feel this is true of all students.

How have you used your blended classroom to increase your ability to personalize learning for your students?

We’d love to hear your thoughts below, or tweet them to @MyBlendOrg.

About the Author

Jeff Gerlach

Jeff Gerlach

Jeff Gerlach (@JGer1) is an instructional design coach for Michigan Virtual University. He works with teachers to design blended learning experiences for students through presentations, school partnerships, online courses and 1:1 coaching. He holds a master's degree in educational technology from Michigan State and has experience as a face-to-face teacher in the metro Detroit area where he blended his classroom for six school years.

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