As blended learning continues to gain popularity, you may be wondering how your teachers can incorporate it into your school’s classrooms. Maybe you’ve read our past blogs on how to build out an initial blended learning initiative, how flipped classrooms can benefit students and teachers, or how you can ensure success with blended learning at your school but you’re not exactly sure those approaches fit your school completely? Well, you’re in luck because here are three other blended learning models for you to consider:
- Station or lab rotation – In this method of blended learning, students rotate between different labs or stations, some computer-based and some not, completing tasks and activities at each one. This method is useful because it allows teachers to incorporate digital learning without it being the only part of the lesson and for students to take advantage of situations where access to devices might be limited. Elementary classrooms, in particular, could easily take advantage of this method, since many of these students are already working in stations on various activities.
- Supplemental blended learning – Not every lesson can be completed in one class period and not every lesson has a nice clean ending where we can walk away finished. In these circumstances supplemental blended learning is perfect. It allows for critical learning objectives to take place in the classroom – the biggest of the big picture ideas – but then leaves the finer details and supplemental knowledge to be completed outside of class.
- Mastery-based blended learning – Ever seen a student utterly bored out of his or her mind because he or she had already mastered the concepts the rest of the class is still working on? Mastery-based blended learning puts the power in students’ hands to move on to new concepts when they are ready, making learning truly student-centered and encouraging students to work to the highest of their ability – even if that is beyond their grade level.
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