The Schoology® Blended Learning PD Program is a nine-month professional development offering on blended learning topics. Using the Schoology® platform and tools, school teams participate together to transform their educational environment with a shared vision for learning. School teams engage with other school teams to collaborate and develop professional networks.
The Schoology® Blended Learning PD Program, grounded in research-based strategies, models best practice to combine face to face, synchronous, and asynchronous sessions to explore trends in blended learning; all the while practicing strategies and using tools to build activities for use in the classroom.
- 9-month professional development program
- Professional development learning focused on blended learning with Schoology platform and tools
- Grounded in research-based strategies and collaboration
- Customizable pathways for participants
Seal of Alignment Review
The Schoology Blended Learing PD Program underwent the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Seal of Alignment review for Proficiency. Resources receiving this recognition offer the opportunity, encouragement, and resources for participants to show significant and substantive growth in the skills, dispositions, and behaviors identified in the standards. Educators who complete this program will have a thorough understanding of the ISTE Standards and will gain the knowledge and skills to create engaging learning experiences for students.
“Educators who complete this program will have a comprehensive understanding of blended learning, utilizing all of the tools available in Schoology."
— ISTE Reviewers
Schoology was found to align to the following indicators of the ISTE Standards for Educators:
1.a. Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
1.b. Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
1.c. Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
2.a. Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.
2.b. Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
2.c. Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.
3.a. Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
3.b. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
3.c. Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.
4.a. Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.
4.c. Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
4.d. Demonstrate cultural competency when communicating with students, parents and colleagues and interact with them as co-collaborators in student learning.
5.a. Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
5.b. Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
5.c. Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
6.a. Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
6.b. Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
6.d. Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.
7.a. Provide alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology.
7.b. Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction.
7.c. Use assessment data to guide progress and communicate with students, parents and education stakeholders to build student self- direction.