Academy of Blended Learning

Kristi Hoefler

My name is Kristi Hoefler and I am the second grade teacher at St. Catherine of Siena, A Lumen Christi Academy. We are partnering with Loyola Marymount University at the iDEAL institute to develop educators to meet the needs of our students in today's world. I am blessed to work with teachers and leaders from seven schools the Diocese of Oakland. Together, we are working to improve our instructional practices, as we integrate technology and roll out Blended Learning, paving the way for personalized learning and for student advocacy.

What is blended learning?

Blended Learning personalizes education, shifts the classroom paradigm and gives students the power to learn in the way they prefer, at their own pace and academic level.

  • Teacher-led instruction dynamics will provide teachers more 1:1 time to support students individual needs.

  • Small group instruction and collaborative practice empower students to develop critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills.

  • Differentiated instruction through adaptive and assignable software generates immediate student-learning data to maximize student growth and success.