Blended Learning


 

 

ICS was chosen as one of only 3 schools in the region to pilot a innovative new tool: Blended Learning!  Blended Learning combines online lessons with digital and person-to-person learning experiences coordinated by the teacher in a traditional classroom setting.

The equipment consists of Google Chrome books housed in a rolling cart that moves from class to class.  The children have the opportunity to combine the best of technology with individualized instruction.

Blended learning allows for small group instruction while also giving teachers the ability to customize individual student instruction to meet their needs to have an optimal learning experience.

In the classroom at ICS, blended learning is implemented by using three instructional centers.  Working in small groups, our students rotate through the stations:

 

In the classroom at ICS, blended learning is implemented by using three instructional centers.  Working in small groups, our students rotate through the stations:


    1. 1. Teacher directed instruction
    2. 2. Technology station with software that adapts to each student's instructional level
    3. 3. Independent practice center


The teachers are also able to assign lessons for the students to complete at home.  Students can access this at home with their parents to ensure a complete, well rounded experience.

Research by the U.S. Department of Education shows that students exposed to both face-to-face and online education were more successful than students who learned in only one environment.