MyBlend Stories | Mary Wever & Deidre Stasiak

MyBlend Stories | Mary Wever & Deidre Stasiak

Written by Jeff Gerlach on Thursday, 26 June 2014.

We met up with teachers Mary Wever (@WeverWorld), from East Lansing Public Schools, and Deidre Stasiak (@MissStasiak), from Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, to discuss blended learning at the elementary school level.

In talking with these outstanding teachers it was clear that personalization and differentiation of instruction have been governing ideologies that inform their technology integration. It was also  interesting to hear about how they have been able to enhance their engagement with students’ parents through their blended instructional practices. In fact, they began doing flipped videos as a resource for parents! Great stuff.

You can watch our conversation below.

We’ve made the visit to Wever World and you should too! For a more detailed account of what their teaching looks like in the face-to-face environment, check out the blog post we wrote when we visited Mary and Deidre to watch their students learn. You should also visit their online environment. There you will find a lot of valuable resources that you might consider using directly or as inspiration for creating your own online learning spaces.

How does blended learning enhance your ability to differentiate instruction for your students?

How has blended learning helped to improve parent communication and engagement?

Share your thoughts!

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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