Blended Learning
Blended Learning - An Innovative Approach to Personalized Learning

Why blended learning? Research shows that students in a blended learning environment outperform those in a traditional classroom and those in an online learning class. Blended learning also increases student engagement, time-on-task, individualized instruction, feedback/reinforcement, and student ownership.
 
How does blended learning work? Blended learning is how a school operates, an integral part of a school’s culture. Blended learning is an educational model in which students learn through the integration of adaptive, online learning with small group, face-to-face teacher instruction, and small group collaborative learning. High quality blended learning is personalized, mastery-based, and has high expectations and student ownership.
 
So, what does that mean for your child? It means your child is engaged in the process of learning, knows what and why concepts are being learned, and progresses only when skills are mastered. Blended learning provides more efficient and effective learning time and small groups help build stronger student/teacher relationships.

 
This model will allow your child to perform at the highest possible level at his or her own pace: advanced, typical, or remedial. This model also helps prepare your child for the 21st Century by providing opportunities to learn digital literacy, collaboration, and creativity in addition to mastery of the core academic skills.  One of the most important products of students engaged in blended learning is their development of a love of learning and the strategies to become a lifelong learner. Students love to learn in a blended learning model!
 
To find out more about Blended Learning and how this model will provide your child the opportunity to thrive academically and socially,call Angie Ervin, Admissions Counselor, 904-814-5234 or email Admissions@sotwls.com to schedule a tour of our school..
Additonal Resources on Blended Learning
Christensen Institute
The Education Program at the Christensen Institute examines K–12 and higher education issues through the lens of disruptive innovation. Its research aims to transform monolithic, factory-model systems into student-centered designs that educate every student successfully and enable each to realize his or her fullest potential. - See more at: http://www.christenseninstitute.org/education/#sthash.gMs167kf.dpuf
Blended Learning Parent Information Session
PowerPoint Presentation at Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran School in May 2014 to introduce parents to the Bleneded Learning model implemented at the school.
 
Getting Schools out of the 1890s
Link to article on CNNOpinion
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
    Will my child be behind a computer all day?
  • No, students use computers to access adaptive learning applications that are integrated into the student’s learning plan that includes small group instruction with the teacher and individual/small group work with classmates.
    How does technology support my child’s academic goals?
  • Technology allows for your child to progress at his or her own rate to mastery, which allows for higher academic achievement for your child.
    What are the measures of success?
  • A student's success is based on   multiple assessments of learning, leading to mastery.
    What is the school’s online safety policy?
  • The school’s networks are filtered and children are taught about safe sites and digital literacy.
     
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