Blended Learning Opportunities at WWS
For the 2020-2021 school year, the following classes will be listed as offering at least one fully blended course section:
- Military History
- Cooking Up Success
- AP Photo Studio
- Senior Rhetoric
- Calculus AB
UNDERSTANDING BLENDED LEARNING
- Blended learning is a method of teaching that offers some amount of content via digital delivery and allows students to self-direct and pace some amount of their learning.
WHY BLENDED LEARNING
- Blended learning allows teachers to differentiate and individualize instruction for individuals or groups of students.
- Blended learning provides flexibility for students-- students can work ahead, revisit difficult concepts, or master material.
- Teachers can “meet students where they’re at” in terms of individual progress.
- Allows teachers more one-on-one time with groups or individual students who may be struggling.
- Blended learning is a natural progression toward a college setting→ students learn autonomy, flexibility in time & task management by doing it in a supported setting with teacher guidance.
- Work life / Post-education experience (e.g. working from home, managing time).
What will blended days look like?
A blended class offers flexibility in how class time is structured. A particular class day can range from no face-to-face time, full face-to-face time, to face-to-face time with selected groups of students.
What type of student will thrive in a blended class?
Students who do best in blended classes are those that have or are open to improving their organization, time-management, and self-advocacy skills. While blended classes still contain a good bit of structure, students must be open to self-directing their own learning.
What school policies are associated with blended learning?
- Students will stay on campus during blended periods.
- Student behavior expectations outlined in the student handbook are in effect.
- Attendance policies outlined in the student handbook are in effect.