Academy of Blended Learning

Jannette Wilkinson

My name is Jannette Wilkinson and I am the first 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 honored 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.


LMU iDEAL Institute Blended Learning Partnership

Loyola Marymount University: Beginning the 2019 school year, St. Catherine of Siena School, A Lumen Chirsti Academy initiated a partnership with Loyola Marymount University to integrate a methodologically proven Blended Learning Model.

iDEAL Institute: Innovation in Digital Education and Leadership has long been a leader in innovative teaching and learning strategies, and the institute provides a place to explore how students learn in the 21st century. It seeks to foster new and forward thinking ideas in educational technology and its integration into the K-8 classroom for the benefit of students, teachers, and families

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.

Technology Station

Collaborative Learning

Teacher-Led Station