For a number of years I have been reading about what I believe over time will become a common place learning model in public school systems called blended learning. What is blended learning? From this short post on Getting Smart we can see that it is a combination of teacher-led instruction, quality digital learning time, and group work and projects. We have an experience with this model, but it has not yet moved to the prototyping stage because it takes a commitment of resources to ensure quality in all components of the model especially in the digital learning component. As we gain more experience and begin the process of reviewing delivery models with the opening of a new high school and altered grade level configurations K-12, blended learning will become a component of that review. It is a model that has the potential to increase engagement for some students that also provides additional options for students and families.
The post included an infographic from Compass Learning that is shared below.