Academy of Blended Learning

Chelsea Ouimet

My name is Chelsea Ouimet, and I am the Third Grade teacher at St. Catherine of Siena School. This is my second year teaching for the Diocese of Oakland, and I am blessed to further gain knowledge and skill of teaching. St. Catherine's teachers have been actively collaborating with Loyola Marymount University at the iDEAL Institute in order to continue integrating diverse utilization of technology, improving instructional strategies, and implementing Blended Learning in the classroom.

I have been collaborating with the LMU iDEAL Institute since 2020, and I am looking forward to our continued partnership during the 2021-2022 school year.

About Me:

Favorite color: pink

Favorite food: ramen

Favorite holiday: Halloween

Favorite movie: Shrek

Favorite school subject: math

Favorite book: The Outsiders

Blended Learning

What is it? Why is it important?

Blended Learning is an effective way to implement present-day technologies in a station rotation instructional model. This new classroom style has proven to benefit old methods enhanced with the use of new technology. With support from their teachers, students are able to actively engage in opportunities to show measurable growth while also practicing new materials with timing that is perfect just for them. Blended Learning also allows teachers to become more engaged with students in a more one-on-one approach to assist in deeper learning.

Blended Learning and Station Rotation

There are many forms of Blended Learning, but each has one goal in common -- to meet the needs of each student at his or her own level. There are many different variations of Blended Learning, but I most commonly use the station rotation model because it is an effective way to encourage different learning styles while also catering to students' individual needs.

Station Rotation Model

Teacher Station

In this station, I meet with small groups. We work together in a more one-on-one setting. This allows me to better differentiate instruction and practice. I am able to better enforce concepts in a more individualized way.

Technology Station

In this station, students are given a device to practice ideas and concepts using a variety of online adaptive softwares. Students also use technology when utilizing other online tools and applications for projects and assignments.

Collaborative Station

In this station, students work with a partner or in a smaller group to complete an activity or assignment to encourage deeper level thinking. This station promotes students in developing their social and problem solving skills.

Independent Station

In this station, students work independently to practice the learning objectives of the day. They take time to practice skills so they can apply what they have learned to show mastery of the standards.

Contact information:

Name: Miss Chelsea Ouimet


Saint Catherine of Siena School

3rd Grade Teacher