MyBlend Stories | Tara Becker-Utess

MyBlend Stories | Tara Becker-Utess

We talked to Tara about teaching in a blended classroom, discuss its advantages and challenges, how she adapts to the students' feedback, and what she wishes she knew when she first started flipping.

Written by Jeff Gerlach on Thursday, 31 July 2014.

UPDATE (2-17-15): We've taken the audio from this conversation and released it as an episode for our MyBlend Stories podcast, which you can listen to here.

We had the pleasure of talking to Tara Becker-Utess (@t_becker10) about how she began to explore blended learning as a result of connecting with the Michigan flipped classroom teaching community, and how her class has continuously evolved and improved as a direct result of the feedback she has received from her students along the way. With more time to engage with her students in the classroom, as well connecting with various personal learning networks, she rediscovered her love for teaching.

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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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