Setting the Stage for Blended Learning


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$19.99 / On-demand Workshop for Non-Members
*The links to purchase individual workshops are available under the workshop descriptions.

Categories: Blended Learning | Differentiation & Personalization, Instructional Strategies, Student Engagement, Virtual Learning | 3 hours (for total workshop) | 60 min/workshop

About the Workshop Series:

In this workshop series, participants will examine foundational practices for blended learning. Whether you are new to blended learning or have been implementing blended learning for a while, this series will provide strategies and reflective opportunities for building a strong blended learning foundation. Join Dr. Jayme Linton as she models blended learning strategies so that participants can experience blended and personalized learning for themselves. Throughout this workshop series, participants will also develop a plan for designing a blended learning environment. 

By the end of this workshop series, you will be able to: 

  • Define blended learning.

  • Identify elements of flexible learning spaces that support blended learning. 

  • Establish procedures and routines that support blended learning. 

  • Identify key elements of blended learning models. 

  • Select a blended learning model that is a right fit.

  • Address long-held assumptions about teaching and learning.

  • Examine teacher and student roles in the blended classroom.

Series Workshop Descriptions

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Premium Members also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to three continuing education credits

Session 1

Creating a Classroom Environment that Supports Blended Learning: A Deeper Dive

Now Available On-Demand:

Workshop Description:
Establishing blended learning takes intentional planning and shifts in the classroom culture and environment. In this workshop, you will examine ways to transform the learning environment to support blended learning. Dr. Jayme Linton will share tips for designing flexible learning spaces, building a student-centered culture, and establishing procedures and routines to support blended learning. Join us to learn how to create a classroom culture and environment that supports blended learning.

Session 2

Choosing a Blended Learning Model: A Deeper Dive

Now Available On-Demand:

Workshop Description:
There is no right way to do blended learning. There are countless versions of blended learning that exist along a continuum. Join Dr. Jayme Linton to unpack promising models and strategies for blended learning. In this workshop, participants will see blended learning models in action and identify powerful uses of in-person and online learning opportunities to make the most of blended learning.

Session 3

Shifting Teacher and Student Roles in the Blended Classroom: A Deeper Dive

Now Available On-Demand:

Workshop Description:
Blended learning is more than just technology integration. As we examine how blended learning can shift ownership of the learning experience from teachers to students, we will explore the roles of teachers and students in a blended setting and address several long-held assumptions about teaching and learning. Join Dr. Jayme Linton to examine ways to shift roles of teachers and students in the blended classroom.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain at least two benefits of incorporating the practice of mindful breathing in school.
  • Demonstrate a breathing pattern that helps relax and calm the mind from stress and anxiety.
  • Utilize the resources provided (print, audio, and video) to create a mindfulness lesson that can be used in the classroom.

Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will respond to a discussion prompt to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

Who Should Attend?

Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Meet the Presenter

Dr. Jayme Linton is an education projects specialist for the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). She lives near Washington, D.C. and supports strategic planning, continuous improvement, and professional learning for DoDEA schools worldwide. Previously, Jayme served as a leadership coach, an assistant professor, instructional technology facilitator, and instructional coach. She is the author of The Blended Learning Blueprint for Elementary Teachers, published by Corwin, and she has been presenting for SimpleK12 since 2011.

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What are workshops? How do they work?
Collaborative opportunities to learn new skills and strategies that can be applied right away.

Learning by Doing Teacher Professional Development

Hows does SK12 support PD options for educators? We empower educators with training created by teachers for teachers. Virtual, on-demand, 30-minute sessions, and 60-minute workshops.

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What solutions are there for districts offering PD to educators? Districts can scale PD offerings with relevancy for each building and individual educator.

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Things to Know

Live Attendance

In order to receive credit for attendance and CEUs for each individual workshop, you must be a member and be in attendance and participating throughout the whole 60-minutes. Members who are in attendance and complete all required aspects of the workshop will see their completion status reflected on their Certificate of Attendance and CEUs applied to their profile on their Teacher Learning Community profile, typically within 48 hours of completion.


  • Members can access any workshops they may have missed on-demand. Recordings of the workshops are typically available within 3 days following the live workshop.
  • Non-members will need to pay for each individual workshop they would like to watch. *CEUs and Certificate of Completion are not provided for non-members.


  • 1 CEU learning hour is provided for each workshop you attend.

Anyone! If you find a workshop that appeals to you, you are welcome to join us.

Live workshops are 60-minutes in duration. Attendees will have access to the ‘workroom' following the workshop so they can continue collaborating with peers. Additionally, the trainer is available for 24 hours following the workshop to help coach.

While it's recommended you attend every workshop of a series to make sure you are achieving all learning outcomes, each workshop can be viewed as a stand-alone.

  • Workshops will be available on-demand in the Teacher Learning Community for UpTeach members, typically within 3-5 days after the workshop has ended. NOTE: Non-members will need to pay to access the on-demand workshop.
  • UpTeach members will also have access to the associated classroom to view the participant discussion stream and access any resources supplied. NOTE: Access to the trainer is only available during the actual workshop.

We host at least one virtual workshop per week throughout the year, with the exception of holiday weeks. Times for workshops vary due to many of our trainers being educators and school consultants themselves. This means that typically workshops are held after school hours ET.

We are excited to say that workshops are now included with Premium member subscriptions and district memberships.

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*The links to purchase individual workshops are available under the workshop descriptions.

  1. Internet access.
  2. Access to GoToWebinar. Whether you use the download app or an internet browser, trainers present direct instruction and communicate throughout the training via GoToWebinar.
  3. Access to Google Classrooms. Please make sure you are in a setting where you will have access to Google Classrooms. NOTE: Some school firewalls will not allow you to access Google Classrooms from your classroom. In these cases, you may need to be in your home to participate. Additionally, if your school email address is already associated with Google Classrooms, you will need to use a different personal email address to join so that you are not locked out of the training. Again, due to school privacy restrictions on some school email addresses.

Yes! If you have access to dual monitors, this is ideal. With this type of setup, you will be able to keep GoToWebinar open on one screen, and Google Classrooms open on another.

If you do not have access to a dual monitor setup, no worries! You will just need to make sure you can ‘toggle/switch' between the two.