Blended Teacher Academy


The Blended Teacher Academy (BTA) is designed for instructors who are teaching blended (or hybrid) courses, as well as for those who are planning to transition their on-ground course to a blended format. The academy is not intended for those developing fully-online courses. BTA will consist of six sequential learning modules which are delivered in 1-hour sessions (30 lecture/30 lab) that can be completed over the course of two weeks.

Participants must complete all six sessions, pass a comprehensive exam with 80% or better, and demonstrate competency in the development of a blended Canvas course that exhibits best practices in order to graduate. Those who graduate from BTA will earn a Certificate to be displayed in their tenure portfolios.

Participants in BTA will be part of a cohort. Minimum registration for a BTA Cohort to meet is four.

Facilitator: Dr. Nicole House

All sessions to be held in Bailey Hall, RM 114. Space is limited, so register quickly when sessions become available.

BTA will be offered once in Fall (September) and once in Spring (February)

Fall 2015 dates are: September 15-17, 3:30pm-4:30pm September 22-24, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Session 1Introduction to Blended Learning
September 15, 3:30pm

Session 2 – Unlocking Course Potential with Benchmarks & Best Practices
September 16, 3:30pm

Session 3 – Using Canvas Tools to Foster Student Engagement
September 17, 3:30pm

Session 4 – Aligning Technology & Course Wikis with Course Objectives
September 22, 3:30pm

Session 5Adding Value with Assessments & Personalized Learning Objects
September 23, 3:30pm

Session 6 – Incorporating Self-Evaluation with Quality Standards
September 24, 3:30pm