7th Grade Science


This page provides information and research that helped to develop a 7th grade science blended learning course.  This course will be presented in a blended learning environment, students will meet both in class and be required to participate in additional learning through online learning.

Learning Goals & Desired Results

Students will develop understanding of the 7th grade TEKS.

Foundational: Learners will explore land formations to help understand and appreciate the way the world functions.

Knowledge Application: Learners will create a video of the events and formations

Integration: Learners will develop an eportfolio to display their video presentation.

Human Dimension/ Caring: Learners will develop communication skills by collaborating with students in other locations.

Learning How to Learn: Learners will develop technology skills to help with organization.  Learners will develop time management and organizational skills.


Assignments will be assigned in Schoology, click the link below to access the course.

Blair Bedner 7th Grade Science: Section 1


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Course Outline

Click the link to see my blended learning outline.

Weekly Outline

Additional Resources

Click here to view how I aligned outcomes, assessments and activities. Includes BHAG, considering situation factors, and questions for formulating significant learning goals, and 3 Column Table.

Click here to view how I created the course using Wiggins and McTighe’s concept of Understanding by Design.

EDLD 5318-Instructional Design in Online Learning Questions

Reflection and Analysis of Online Learning


Dabbagh, N. (2002). Basic principles. Instructional design knowledge base. Retrieved August 20, 2017 from http://cehdclass.gmu.edu/ndabbagh/Resources/IDKB/models_theories.htm

Fink, L.D. (2003) A self-directed guide to designing courses for significant learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Morrison, D. (2013, May 7). Why online courses [really] need an instructional design strategy. Retrieved August 19, 2017, from https://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/why-online-courses-really-need-an-instructional-design-strategy/

Siemens, G. (2002, September 30). Instructional Design in Elearning. Retrieved August 20, 2017, from http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/InstructionalDesign.htm

Wiggins, G. P., & McTighe, J. (2008). Understanding by design(2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Emerging technologies’ impact on society and work in 2030. (n.d.). Retrieved August 20, 2017, from https://www.delltechnologies.com/content/dam/delltechnologies/assets/perspectives/2030/pdf/SR1940_IFTFforDellTechnologies_Human-Machine_070517_readerhigh-res.pdf