The Leadership in Blended Learning program is a unique learning experience for principals and administrators to become proficient in blended learning and personalized learning in order to lead and support their buildings in blended learning implementation.

Participants experience blended learning first hand and use tools to create a road map they can use to kickstart or accelerate blended learning in their staffs.

Cohorts will be grouped in regions and work with trained facilitators over five program sessions and one orientation session beginning this summer and continuing into the fall. The sessions are supported by on-line activities that connect to LBL participants in communities across the state and country.

LBL Ohio was started in 2015 by the Ohio Blended Learning Network through a grant from the Friday Institute at North Carolina State University, supported by The Learning Accelerator, a California-based non-profit. The Friday Institute created the coursework and continues to expand the program nationwide.

More than 60 principals and administrators from 17 Ohio districts and school providers graduated from the in the first year, and nearly 90% of program participants rated LBL Ohio as effective or very effective

Some of their feedback reflects that satisfaction with the program:
"The opportunity to discuss our building plans with folks from other districts was helpful in challenging or crystallizing our path forward."

 "This course helped me to develop a general understanding what blended learning is, as well as how to begin encouraging others to help build a mindset that is open to new ideas."

"This is a great way to systematically gather one's thoughts with the implementation of this instructional model. I liked that we were given time to collaborate and reflect upon our vision of blended learning and reflect upon the opinions of our stakeholders."

 "Everything is applicable to my position. I will take the same session design and implement it with my administrators through the 2015-2016 school year."

"We discussed and shared some very practical and innovative PL strategies. Our team planned to use several of them immediately."

 "Very hands on and insightful!! Leaving with tools that I can use to help our staff."

Details of the LBL Ohio program:

  • Commitment to attend five day-long in-person sessions and complete on-line work in between sessions.
  • Program fee to be determined based on team participation in a region and location in Ohio.
  • Program is designed for principals, assistant principals, and teacher leaders. Some central office staff may also be eligible to participate.
  • Districts and schools are encouraged to have teams of participants apply.
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis and program fees will be determined based on number of participants in a region and location in the state.

If you are interested in applying, please complete and submit the form on this page. Answers to the queries on the form will help us in our review of potential applicants. We will be filling slots on a rolling basis, so apply early!

Questions? Contact Andrew Benson, Executive Director of Smarter Schools, at‚Äč

Submit Application Form Below

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Approved applicants will be notified of acceptance and program fees. Deadline March 30.

Apply for the Leadership in Blended Learning 2017 cohort!

Thank you for your submission! We will send you a confirmation that your application was received and will be in touch once our review is completed.