Good Morning. I am a high school science teacher in Colorado. My district is in the process of trying to implement blending learning. I am currently involved in an introduction to blended learning class. As part of the we are investigating the different blended and trying to determine which model would be most appropriate and effective in my current situation.
After learning about the various models I am torn between a classroom rotation model and a flipped classroom model. I hoping some of you out there would be willing to share your experience and insight into the initial implementation process. First let me share some information about our district. My school has about 1400 students 9-12. We have a very diverse student population. We have significant population of low income (65% free and reduced), at risk students, and English language learnings.
My hope is that blended learning could help raise achievement by offering students more access to learning materials and providing more opportunities for individual help, differentiated instruction, and enrichment activities. However, I also have some concerns; first we have limited access to computers and infrastructure at school. Many of the models I looked at had one on one student computers at school or well-equipped learning labs. Second, I'm not sure what level of computer access is available to my students at home.
Like I said, I am brand new to this I would love some insight from some of you out there that have been though the initial implementation process already. How successful was it, what problems did you have to overcome and how did you deal with some of the issues I have described. Thanks in advance for your response.
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