Implementation Outline

Proposal

Creating a blended learning environment will increase the level of student engagement and student ownership of learning. There is a need for students below grade level to receive more individualized instruction and also increase the motivation for the harder to reach students. This can be accomplished using a more personalized learning approach and the blended learning rotation model.  

Tentative Timeline

  1. November 2018 - February 2019
  1. Present Innovation Proposal to Principal
  1. Set measurable goals for the program
  1. Include trackable goals for student learning
  1. Meet with District Elementary Innovation Specialist
  1. Logistics of the implementation strategy
  2. Technology support on campus (full time)
  3. Using 1 to 1 Chromebooks
  4. Platforms to be used (Edpuzzle unblocked?)
  5. Adding a blended learning section for goals/learning examples on student digital portfolios
  1. Attempt to visit or Skype with an elementary campus in Dallas ISD that has implemented Blended Learning to see behind the scenes.
  1. March 2019 - May 2019
  1. Strategies tested
  1. Personalized learning used with homeroom class to check if student engagement improves
  2. Allow for students to try group projects for enrichment opportunity
  3. Try student feedback and goal tracking Google Form
  4. Ask for students to reflect and give feedback on their experiences to help with future implementation
  1. Professional Development
  1. In person or online PD
  2. Continuous PD options
  3. District or campus led
  1. Blended Learning Model Decision
  1. Individual Rotation Model
  1. Teacher-led small group instruction
  1. Using student data
  2. Students will track the progress of meeting learning goals in Math
  1. Online student-paced personalized instruction
  1. Weebly - Digital portfolios
  1. Students will reflect regularly on their learning or struggles they may have 
  2. Students will provide constructive feedback and comments on learning examples to classmates
  1. Education Galaxy / Liftoff
  1. Students track their progress using Google Sheets
  1. Khan Academy (differentiated instruction)
  2. Hyperdocs (videos, discussion forums, etc.)
  3. Zzish (mini-assessments)
  1. Students will record their progress toward mastery of Math concepts
  1. Collaborative Small groups
  1. Critical thinking & real-world problem solving
  2. Hands-On activities
  3. Student chosen group projects
  1. School day schedule changes
  2. Online Content
  1. Aligned with district expectations
  2. State standards
  3. Customized for student learning needs
  1. District assessments
  1. Change of requirements
  2. Frequency
  3. TEKs assessed
  1. June 2019 - July 2019
  1. Impact Measurements
  1. Formative Weekly Checks
  2. Benchmark Data
  1. August 2019 - May 2020
  1. The pilot initiated in a single 5th-grade classroom at JJE
  2. Checkpoints every 6 week grading period
  1. Using student feedback
  2. Walkthrough data
  1. Benchmark Data
  1. Check for student progress
  1. 2020 and Beyond
  1. Expand the program to all fifth-grade classes
  2. Possible expansion to fourth grade at JJE
  3. Fifth-grade classes at all district elementary campuses
  4. Middle and High school expansion

More information about Blended Learning provided here.

                   

                   

Image retrieved from https://michiganross.umich.edu/programs/executive-education/why-ross/blended-learning