Blended Learning

St. Mary School on Blended Learning

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What is Blended Learning, the Station Rotation Model and why the change in our instructional strategy?

Blended Learning is an innovative educational approach that blends individualized, online learning, teacher-led classroom instruction, and collaborative student-led activities. Blended Learning follows the Station Rotation approach, where instruction is delivered via three main stations: (1) traditional teacher-led instruction, (2) collaborative small group activities, and (3) individualized computer and online instruction and assessment using our iPads.

St. Mary’s School launches Blended Learning

ESCONDIDO, CA – August 12, 2015 – St. Mary’s School is excited to announce the launch of our new Blended Learning program starting with the 2015-2016 school year.

Blended Learning is an innovative, educational approach that blends individualized, online learning, teacher-led classroom instruction, and collaborative student-led activities. With this new format, teachers will have the ability to tailor instruction to the individual needs of each student.

Blended Learning follows the Station Rotation model, which means students will receive direct, small group instruction from the teachers, personalized drills and assessments via iPads, and will collaborate with fellow students in small group learning activities. Students will have more opportunities to ask direct questions of teachers and teachers will have the capability of driving instruction based on immediate feedback from online assessments of students.

St. Mary’s School, founded in 1950, educates preschoolers through 8th graders in the Catholic tradition. We offer our students the opportunity to encounter Christ through the ministry of education, we strive for academic excellence, and we promote the Gospel message to mission in a spirit of service to all peoples.

St. Mary’s School has immediate openings in all grades. For more information about St. Mary’s School and admission, please contact the school at (760) 743-3431.

For more information about Blended Learning, visit www.edutopia.org/blogs/tag/blended-learning.