Entering a New Blended School Year

Planning and Teacher Support

In this course, teachers will learn about types of blended learning models, ways to communicate effectively with students and parents in a blended learning environment, and tips on lesson planning for a blended classroom. Teachers will also receive training on ways to stay organized throughout the year and how to create unit plans with lessons planned for in-class and at-home learning. This course is geared towards secondary teachers (high school and middle school). At the end of this course, a certificate with three professional development hours will be issued.

Also Available in a Bundle

Teachers Who Will Benefit From This Course

  • New Teachers

  • New Science Teachers

  • All Teachers Preparing to Teach Virtually

  • All Teachers Preparing to Teach in a Blended Classroom (Virtual and Face-to-Face)

What Teachers Are Saying About This Course

Michele Richards

5 star rating

“I think I am a good teacher in real life, but I failed COVID teaching. None of us were expecting to have to teach online with no notice, but I was completely overwhelmed and really unhappy with how the year ended. While I can't control what next y...”

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“I think I am a good teacher in real life, but I failed COVID teaching. None of us were expecting to have to teach online with no notice, but I was completely overwhelmed and really unhappy with how the year ended. While I can't control what next year will look like, I can control how I spend my summer. I was determined to learn new skills and new approaches to teaching that will enable me to still be a great virtual teacher. This course has made me feel SO MUCH BETTER equipped to handle whatever plan my district sets. Bethany walks you through a number of possible scenarios and gives you practical tips and ideas that you can use immediately to begin planning (and redesigning) your blended classroom. I thought I'd lose station activities, card sorts, and labs in an online setting, but Bethany has taught me how all those things might look in a blended classroom. I will be recommending this course to my colleagues! ”

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Shannon Hill

5 star rating

“Start here! This course has all you need to get going. Intimidated by the tech? Here are some things to try and templates to modify for your classroom! As a science teacher, we have special circumstances that go along with delivery of our c...”

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“Start here! This course has all you need to get going. Intimidated by the tech? Here are some things to try and templates to modify for your classroom! As a science teacher, we have special circumstances that go along with delivery of our content so here is a PD tailored to Life and Physical-Science needs! I am so glad I was part of this learning community; definitely worth it's value! ”

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Rebekah Trevino

5 star rating

“I am extremely grateful for this course. I now have ideas and so sort of direction as to how to tackle teaching in the fall. After going through the course I feel ready for the next hurdle. I definitely recommend this course! ”

“I am extremely grateful for this course. I now have ideas and so sort of direction as to how to tackle teaching in the fall. After going through the course I feel ready for the next hurdle. I definitely recommend this course! ”

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Elizabeth Dlugosz

5 star rating

“Thank you for the peace of mind. Whatever 'school' looks like this fall, I can just jump in and get started. ”

“Thank you for the peace of mind. Whatever 'school' looks like this fall, I can just jump in and get started. ”

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Shauna Dauenhauer

5 star rating

“Even though I am not a new teacher, this PD is definitely recommended for both veteran and new teachers! I learned a variety of practical methods for how to plan for the "unknown" of a school opening. The ready-to-use templates and instruction wer...”

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“Even though I am not a new teacher, this PD is definitely recommended for both veteran and new teachers! I learned a variety of practical methods for how to plan for the "unknown" of a school opening. The ready-to-use templates and instruction were clearly explained and I have SO much less anxiety now! From the bottom of this science teacher's heart, thank YOU so much!”

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Erin Adamson

5 star rating

“Bethany's course provides so many useful tools and templates that can help with the "start up" process in designing a blended classroom. I will certainly be able to use these materials and they have saved me SO much time in trying to learn how to...”

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“Bethany's course provides so many useful tools and templates that can help with the "start up" process in designing a blended classroom. I will certainly be able to use these materials and they have saved me SO much time in trying to learn how to use these tools on my own. She provides great methods and techniques that can be used for a meaningful blended classroom experience.”

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    1 - Planning and Organizing Your Hybrid Lessons: Course Introduction

  • 02

    2 - What is Blended or Hybrid Learning?

    • Chapter 2 - Blended Classroom Models Worksheets

    • Blended or Hybrid Learning Models Video Lesson

  • 03

    3 - Communication in the Blended Classroom

    • Chapter 3 - Blended Classroom Communication Worksheet

    • Communication in the Blended Classroom Video Lesson

    • Communication Responses and Student Information Sheet Templates

    • NEW BONUS ADDED: Postcard Templates!

  • 04

    4 - Organizing Your LMS

    • Chapter 4 - LMS Organization Worksheet

    • Organizing your LMS Video Lesson

  • 05

    5 - Blended Classroom Unit Planning

    • Chapter 5 - Blended Classroom Unit Planning Worksheet

    • Blended Classroom Unit Planning Video Lesson

    • Unit Plan Template in Google Slides

    • Weekly Lesson Plan Templates

    • Optional - Show off your unit and weekly plans on Flipgrid!

  • 06

    6 - Blended Classroom Lesson Ideas and Creation

    • Blended Classroom Lesson Ideas Video Lesson

    • Virtual Lesson Example Links

    • Chapter 6 - Blended Lesson Learning Ideas and Creation Worksheet

  • 07

    7 - Lab Lesson Ideas for a Blended Classroom

    • Lab Lesson Ideas Video Lesson

    • Lab Lesson Example Links

    • Chapter 7 - Blended Lab Ideas Worksheet

  • 08

    Congratulations on Finishing My Course!

    • Thank you Video

    • End of Course Survey

    • Thank you for completing this course and Review Instructions

    • Email Badge for a Teacher Prep Room Educator

  • 09

    8 - Differentiation in the Blended Classroom (Bonus Chapter)

    • Chapter 8 - Differentiation Ideas for a Blended Classroom

    • Differentiation Ideas Video Lesson

    • Unit 8 Differentiation Worksheet

Prep Room Training

  • Video Demonstrations

    Our professional development courses are built to support teachers with tool walkthroughs, science-teacher-how-to's, and actionable tips. Our course videos are designed to respect teacher time.

  • Templates and Worksheets

    All Prep Room Courses come with editable templates, checklists, and/or worksheets teachers can take straight from the course and implement in their own classroom!

  • Exclusive Facebook Group

    Prep Room course members gain access to an exclusive Facebook Group just for Prep Room teachers to discuss how to implement the techniques and resources they learn.

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Bethany is a science teacher/tutor, illustrator, and writer with over 15 years experience of teaching and mentoring students and other teachers in all areas of science, robotics, and mathematics. Bethany is best known as an innovative science educational resource writer; her resources are used in over 60 countries around the world. She created the Teacher Prep Room as a place for teachers to learn, grow, and be supported on their own teaching journeys. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two small children.

Bethany Lau

Teacher and Author

FAQ

  • How long will my purchased course be available?

    These course offerings are current for the 2020-2021 school year. Purchasers will have access to course material through June 30, 2021.

  • What other online support is available for course students?

    All course students will receive a link to a private Teacher Prep Room group where they can join and discuss ideas with other students in the courses.

  • Will Professional Development Credits be earned by completing each course?

    A course completion certificate with the number of course hours will be issued after the completion of each course. Your school or district may have further requirements for professional development. We think our practical teacher courses should definitely count, but it will be up to your district.

  • Can a site license be purchased for a school district?

    Please contact us at bethany@scienceandmathwithmrslau.com with the number of teachers you would like to use our courses with and we will get back to you with group pricing.

  • Are we affiliated with any edtech company?

    No! There are online tools, apps, and educational tech tools that we talk about in our courses, but we have not received any compensation from these companies, unless otherwise indicated inside the course. We only recommend tools we think are terrific! We do not own these tools or apps and we do not provide tech support beyond the scope of the course. If any links within the course are affiliate links (for example Amazon), the link will be noted as such.