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Blended Learning

The practice of using online and in-person learning experiences to personalize learning experiences through meaningful technology integration. 
Three areas of blended learning:
  1. Future Ready Classrooms: Flexible seating & redefining spaces to meet student needs 
  2. Balanced Instruction: Using a variety of instructional strategies to individualize learning
  3. Meaningful Feedback: Utilizing assessment & learning evidence for deeper learning

Future Ready Classrooms

Guiding Questions

  • How will you create a classroom culture that fosters strong relationships and collaboration, as well as autonomy and risk taking?
  • How can you setup your space to match your teaching style, student needs, and your intended blended approach?
  • How will you set expectations?
  • How will students move, enter, exit, and monitor themselves when they are in playlists or stations? 

Guide to Flexible Learning Spaces

Balanced Instruction

Guiding Questions:

  • How can you utilize a variety of offline and online methods, in a variety of different formats; small group, whole group, 1 on 1, independent and more?
  • How can you maximize small group learning time, while providing student choice and individualizing learning?
  • Which models can be adapted and combined to meet your student's needs?

Meaningful Feedback

Guiding Questions:

  • How can you collect and utilize evidence to create flexible groups?
  • How can evidence and feedback be used to foster strong relationships?
  • How do you know if each student is meeting their goals within their group?
  • How can you rearrange groupings to better serve the students?

Comprehensive Feedback Includes:  

  • Using data & evidence to inform instruction.
  • Creating opportunities for meaningful feedback - peer-to-peer and teacher-to-student - to improve their work.
  • Teaching students to become strong self-assessors.
  • Data & Feedback Planning Sheet


Analyzing i-Ready Data


i-Ready Data & Student Goal Setting

After testing, teachers receive class and individual reports. When students review their scores and set goals with their teacher, they typically make greater progress throughout the year.

Student Achievement & Goal Planning Sheets