The world our children face is rapidly changing, requiring new skills and preparation to be ready for college, career and citizenship. A blended approach enables educators to integrate technology with face to face instruction to differentiate and personalize learning for all students. Through engaging and rigorous standards-based instruction, blended learning allows all students to reach their potential.
Differentiation: Teachers respond to student learning needs based on continuous formative assessment practices. Instruction is paced to learner needs and tailored to learner styles.
Personalization: (Standards-based) Instruction is tailored to learning preferences and connected to student interests. Students have voice and choice in their learning and opportunities to participate in decisions about content extensions, skill applications or demonstrations of knowledge.
Engagement: Students are actively involved in their learning, persist through challenges and are proud of the work they produce.
Environment: The classroom environment supports a variety of learning models; collaborative, independent and small group activities; productive student interactions; as well as systems that promote the integration of technology into instruction.
Clare Arnold, Assistant Superintendent