Blended Learning Personalized
What is Blended Learning?
Blended Learning combines learning at school and online instruction with teacher-created pathways for student success. Students have some control of where, when, and pace of the online learning. Online learning increases student access to courses tailored to personal learning goals.
Definition to guide blended learning classrooms:
- Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online learning with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace
- and at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home.
- The modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.
What is Personalized Learning?
"Tailoring learning for each student's strengths, needs and interests-including enabling student voice and choice in what, how, when, and where they learn- to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible." (International Association for K-12 Online Learning
Personalized learning optimizes instruction by engaging students with personal learning plans based on where they are and where they need to be academically while using student interests and passions to promote that engagement.
These Core Four Elements guide the ways that instruction will change in a personalized learning environment.
- Targeted Instruction: Instruction that aligns to specific student needs and learning goals.
- Flexible Content and Tools: Instructional materials allow for differentiated path, pace, and performance tasks.
- Student Reflection and Ownership: Ongoing student reflections promotes ownership of learning.
- Data Driven Decisions: Frequent data collection informs instructional decisions and groupings.
Professional Growth and Leadership Development
- Innovative Teaching Day
- June-August 15: Train the Trainers sessions for WISD staff to lead staff in the areas of Blended Learning and Applied Digital Skills
- August 20: Staff trained in the summer will lead the WISD instructional staff in the Innovative Teaching Day curriculum.