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Getting Real About What Blended Learning Is (and Isn’t) In the Classroom

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Getting Real About What Blended Learning Is (and Isn’t) In the Classroom

Presented by Meg Van Voorhis, M.Ed., Director, Professional Learning, Lexia Learning; and Alexis Treat, CCC-SLP, Senior Director, Literacy Curriculum, Lexia Learning

Sponsored by Lexia Learning

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Even though the COVID-19 pandemic made blended learning seem like a novel concept, this approach has been around for decades. The truth is, even before the pandemic there has been confusion over what truly constitutes effective blended learning, what does not, and how to practically implement it in the classroom. As educators were forced to scramble to get kids on tech devices during extended school closures, this confusion only grew.

Watch this edWebinar with Lexia Learning’s Alexis Treat and Meg Van Voorhis to learn how effective blended learning leverages the benefits of technology while keeping the teacher at the center of instruction. In addition, learn strategies for implementing your own blended learning curriculum at both the elementary and secondary levels.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders. 

 

Meg Van VoorhisAbout the Presenters

Meg Van Voorhis is a former dual language educator, curriculum writer, and developer of professional learning who currently works as the director of professional learning at Lexia Learning. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 2006, she began her career in education working as an ESL coordinator in South Carolina. She had the opportunity to spend one year teaching in a bilingual school in rural Honduras before returning to the U.S. to earn her master’s in education at the University of Michigan in 2010. More recently, she worked as a dual language educator and a developer of curriculum and PD in North Carolina for seven years before joining Lexia Learning in 2017. Meg is passionate about languages, culturally responsive instructional practices, and supporting educators with relevant learning opportunities.

 

Alexis Treat

Alexis Treat began her career in education as a speech-language pathologist and reading specialist. She joined Lexia in 2011 as a content writer for Lexia Core5 Reading and now serves as the senior director of literacy curriculum. In this role, Alexis works to define the educational needs addressed through Lexia’s literacy products and manages the team of curriculum specialists responsible for designing the content, tools, and resources to help educators provide personalized literacy instruction. During her time at Lexia, she has been particularly invested in how to connect digital content with face-to-face learning through the development of instructional resources. Alexis holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree in communication sciences from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

 

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Lexia

Lexia® Learning, a Cambium® company, is one of the most impactful and highly respected reading-technology companies in the world. Founded over 35 years ago, Lexia’s research-proven programs help educators deliver personalized reading and language instruction for millions of K–12 students across the world.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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