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Supercharge your classroom with UDL & blended learning

Make Universal Design for Learning a reality and shift students to the center of their own academic journey by creating classroom experiences that are accessible, inclusive, and equitable.

Instructor: Dr. Catlin Tucker

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Overview

Every classroom includes diverse groups of learners, each with different skills, abilities, needs, language proficiencies, and learning preferences. If your school or district has made Universal Design for Learning (UDL) a priority, meeting the needs of different learners may very well be a professional requirement.

But where do you start?

As a teacher or instructional coach, you need instructional practices that promise to meet students where they are, while challenging them to become active, engaged participants in their own learning.

In this 5-session collaborative professional-learning experience, award-winning educator and best-selling author Dr. Catlin Tucker demonstrates how to design and facilitate student-centered learning experiences with blended-learning models to deliver accessible, inclusive and equitable learning experiences for every student.

When you design and facilitate UDL experiences with blended learning, it frees you to move around the classroom, and supercharges the classroom experience, turning traditional lessons into enriching collaborations that put students on a sustainable path to success in school and in life.

Dates

Fall 2024
3:30 – 5:00 pm PST | Dates TBA

Cost

$495 per person
(discounts available for teams)

Who should attend

Classroom teachers, instructional coaches, teachers on special assignment (TOSAs), department heads

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Meet your instructor

Dr. Catlin R. Tucker is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, international trainer, and professor in the Masters in the Arts of Teaching Program at Pepperdine University. She taught for 16 years in Sonoma County, where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2010.

Catlin has written a series of books on blended learning including, The Complete Guide to Blended Learning, UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes, Balance With Blended Learning, Blended Learning In Action, Power Up Blended Learning, and Blended Learning In Grades 4-12. In addition to her books on blended learning, Catlin writes an internationally-ranked blog and hosts a podcast called The Balance.

The experience

Here’s what to expect when you, or members of your team, sign up for this collaborative professional-learning experience with award-winning educator and best-selling author Catlin Tucker.

Live practical learning sessions (virtual)

A series of (5) collaborative virtual professional-learning sessions designed to introduce practical blending learning models that teachers can use to deliver equitable learning experiences that honor learner variability.

Practical action items

Each lesson includes a custom “your turn” or action item, where participants are challenged to design custom learning experiences for their students.

Plus, a copy of ‘The Complete Guide to Blended Learning’

Every registrant will also receive a copy of Dr. Catlin Tucker’s brand new, The Complete Guide to Blended Learning.

The outcomes

Now more than ever, teachers need a robust toolbet of flexible instructional models that combine online and offline instructional practices to engage students in any teaching and learning landscape. The 5 sessions featured in this cohort experience are designed to help educators:

  1. Understand what blended learning is and why it is so valuable in the context of Universal Design for Learning.
  2. Design learning experiences using the various rotation models that give students agency, differentiate effectively, and shift control over the pace of learning to students.
  3. Learn how to make time in class to connect with learners to support their individual progress toward learning goals.
  4. Rethink their current approach to time-consuming tasks, like giving feedback, to make them more sustainable and student-centered.

What educators are saying…

“Catlin Tucker’s online training sessions are interactive and personalized to address our teachers’ specific needs. Her workshops guided teachers in developing lessons and units for their classes using blended learning models. Catlin’s virtual workshops are PERSONALIZED and, as a result, teachers got exactly what they needed to grow professionally. Catlin Tucker’s online training sessions provide opportunities to dig deeper into the material she presents in her books.”

David Consalvi

District STEAM Coordinator

“Catlin Tucker has been one of the most outstanding individuals that I have worked with for professional learning. Her organization, thorough planning, and communication has been impressive. Teachers and administrators respond to her leadership, and they have improved as a direct result of Catlin’s ability to instruct and motivate. She is masterful at connecting with the audience. Catlin’s approach to storytelling, subtle humor and genuine demeanor makes educators feel comfortable. Her personality and ability to communicate has empowered teachers to take risks and try new things.”

Eric Haines

Project Manager Personalized Learning

“Highly recommend Catlin Tucker’s PD on blended and online learning. 🙌 🙌 I’m not even halfway in & I’ve got PAGES of notes, a to do lists, templates, places to plug in may ideas, and inspiration for new ideas!”

Megan Peterson

Teacher

The sessions

Session #1

November 6, 2024 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM EST

The Why, How & What of Universally Designed Blended Learning

  • Identify and discuss the benefits and challenges of the traditional teacher-led model
  • Define blended learning, review rotation models, and identify the pillars of high-quality blended learning
  • Highlight the intersection of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and blended learning
Session #2

November 13, 2024 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM EST

The Station Rotation Model

  • Define and discuss the benefits of the station rotation model
  • Design a station rotation lesson
    • Teacher-led station: Prioritizing differentiation and engagement
    • Online station: Prioritizing the 4Cs of 21st-century learning
    • Offline station: Prioritizing student agency
Session #3

November 20, 2024 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM EST

The Flipped Classroom & Whole Group Rotation Models

  • Define and discuss the benefits of the flipped classroom model
  • Discuss when it is ideal to make a video versus when it is better to facilitate small group instruction
  • Review tips for creating effective video content
  • Practice building a 3-part whole group rotation using video content
Session #4

December 4, 2024 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM EST

The Playlist Model

  • Define and discuss the benefits of the playlist model
  • Use backward design to conceptualize and plan a playlist
  • Review learning cycles teachers can use to structure their playlists
  • Collaborate around the planning process
Session #5

December 11, 2024 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM EST

Data-driven Design, Feedback & Assessment

  • Identify challenges with traditional approaches to giving feedback and assessing student work
  • Provide strategies for making feedback more effective and moving it into the classroom using the station rotation model
  • Discuss a more sustainable grading strategy and review the side-by-side assessment strategy
  • Emphasize the opportunity for using everyday teacher tasks (like feedback and grading) as opportunities to develop relationships with learners and embrace a partnership model.

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Individual

$495

per person

Access to (5) live 90-min. sessions

Practical action items

Complete Guide to Blended Learning book

Access to the RocketPD Portal

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Team of 5

$470

per person

Access to (5) live 90-min. sessions

Practical action items

Complete Guide to Blended Learning book

Access to the RocketPD Portal

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Team of 10

$420

per person

Access to (5) live 90-min. sessions

Practical action items

Complete Guide to Blended Learning book

Access to the RocketPD Portal

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Frequently asked questions

What is Supercharge Your Classroom with UDL & Blended Learning — and how can it help?

Created by longtime education coach and author Dr. Catlin Tucker, Supercharge Your Classroom with UDL & Blended Learning is an (5)-session (90 minutes each) collaborative professional-learning experience for administrators, instructional coaches and teachers that demonstrates how blended-learning models can be applied in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) environments to help teachers and instructional coaches effectively deliver accessible, inclusive and equitable learning experiences for every student.

Why do this as part of a cohort?

The RocketPD cohort experience is designed to give school district leaders an actionable, affordable and convenient way to facilitate difficult but necessary strategic conversations and initiatives at a time when schools and school communities face both intense initiative fatigue and competing distractions. Districts can register select members of their building or central-office teams for open cohorts.

What’s included in this program?

Delivered over five weeks, the program includes (5) scheduled structured learning conversations, delivered virtually over Zoom. Plus, password-protected access to the RocketPD Learning Portal, where participants can access practical resources, including a custom “playlist” for each session and, for a limited time, the sessions recordings.

Who should participate?

Supercharge Your Classroom with UDL & Blended Learning is an (5)-session (90 minutes each) collaborative professional-learning experience for administrators, instructional coaches and teachers. Participants will emerge with practical and proven strategies to integrate key principles of blended learning instructional design into Universal Design for Learning (UDL) environments in K-12 classroom.

How will this help my team?

The RocketPD cohort experience provides a unique opportunity for school district leadership and their staff teams to have candid conversations with a nationally recognized educator and best-selling author on the subject of blended learning. Unlike one-off seminars and keynote speeches, the cohort provides a clear opportunity for sustained development and the basis for a framework that school leaders can use to create stronger, more supportive environments for sustainable success.

What is the schedule?

This (5)-session cohort-based experience will take place between November and December 2024. You can view the the full schedule, including dates and times, here. If you want to participate in this cohort, but the dates and times do not work for your schedule, keep in mind that, while live participation is always encouraged, the sessions are recorded and accessible via the RocketPD Learning Portal for a limited time. If you have a large team (10 or more), and the schedule dates and times do not work for you entire team, reach out using the form below to inquire about the formation of a custom cohort for your district.

How can I participate?

If you’re interested in joining the Supercharge Your Classroom with UDL & Blended Learning cohort, save your spot now by following the button on this page. Once you sign up, you’ll receive more information about the program, including payment and invoicing details. You’ll also receive a detailed follow-up email with information about your cohort, including scheduled session dates and times. Should you have questions at any time throughout the process, you’ll receive the phone and email of our project coordinator to ensure a positive experience.

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