‣ Bestselling Author of ‘Power Up Blended Learning’ & ‘ Blended Learning in Action’
‣ Professor of Teaching Program, Pepperdine University
‣ International Expert on Blended Learning
Dr. Catlin Tucker is a bestselling author, international trainer, and keynote speaker. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2010 in Sonoma County, where she taught for 16 years. Catlin earned her doctorate in learning technologies from Pepperdine University. Currently, Catlin is working as a blended learning coach, education consultant, and professor in the Masters of Arts in Teaching program at Pepperdine University. Catlin has written a series of bestselling books on blended learning, which include UDL and Blended Learning, Balance With Blended Learning, Blended Learning In Action, Power Up Blended Learning, and Blended Learning In Grades 4-12. She is active on Twitter @Catlin_Tucker and writes an internationally ranked blog at CatlinTucker.com.
Reignite Teacher and Student Engagement with Blended Learning
BY Prof. Catlin Tucker
The last two years have been mentally and emotionally exhausting for teachers and students. The pandemic and its impact on education have left many teachers feeling tired and disillusioned. Yet, teacher engagement is critical to achieving high levels of student engagement and improving learning outcomes.
Understanding the aspects of this work that are cognitively, emotionally, and socially engaging is critical if we want to reignite our teachers’ passion for this profession. In an era when many feel burnt out or question the sustainability of this work, we must leverage a strategic blend of online and offline learning that allows teachers to invest time and energy in the human side of teaching.
Join Dr. Catlin Tucker to explore how teachers can leverage blended learning to spend more time on the aspects of this work that positively impact their engagement and, in turn, increase student engagement.
As educational landscapes evolve, educators need to embrace a mindset, skill set, and tool set that allows them to thrive in class, online, or a blend of the two!
It’s time to design and facilitate learning experiences that free teachers from their role as the expert at the front of the room and place students at the center of learning.
Teachers who universally design learning using blended learning models to remove barriers, give students agency, develop dynamic learning communities, and cultivate expert learners will thrive in any teaching and learning landscape.
Join educator and best-selling author Dr. Catlin Tucker to explore universally designing learning using blended learning models.
Leading the Shift to Blended Learning: The Why, How, and What
BY Prof. Catlin Tucker
The transition from traditional teacher-led learning to student-centered blended learning is daunting for all stakeholders in a school community, so leaders must have a clear vision.
This session will explore the why, how, and what of blended learning so leaders can clearly communicate the value of this shift to teachers, students, and parents.
‣ Why: Articulate the why, or value, of blended learning
‣ How: Explore the blended learning models to understand how they work and what teaching/learning will look like in classrooms
‣ What: Identify the “pillars of learning” that can be used to create a blended learning rubric that allows leaders and coaches to provide uniform feedback about progress toward teaching and learning goals