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Model Overview

Program Overview

2015
Year Launched
6 - 8
Blended Grades
1,224
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

When you first implemented blended learning, why did you choose that particular model? (has your model changed? why?)


The first model we attempted was the station-rotation model. We chose the station-rotation model because after reviewing the variety of instructional models, station-rotation was the model selected by the blended learning team. While we have expanded to include a flipped classroom model, the majority of our teachers who are implementing blended learning are still utilizing the station-rotation model.

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?


When we introduced blended learning to our staff, we actually had more teachers want to be a part of the blended learning team than we had slots available. We selected our eight teachers who would receive devices in their classroom and then invited four other teachers to be part of the blended learning team but they would not be receiving devices during the initial roll-out. The four teachers agreed to be a part of the blended learning team even though they would not be receiving devices at the start of the roll-out.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give to emerging blended-learning programs?


Communicating what blended learning entails and how it is being implemented in classrooms to students, parents, and community members early in the process.

Select up to two focus areas you feel that you demonstrate leadership in, and tell us why here:


The two focus areas we feel we have demonstrated leadership are leadership strategies for implementing blended learning and redefining the role of teachers and administrators in a blended learning environment.

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science
World Languages

Program Focus

General

School Overview

Belmont Ridge Middle School is located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Our school serves approximately 1,224 students from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. We are currently in our third year of utilizing blended learning.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating

9

out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Dr. Ryan Hitchman

Address:
Belmont Ridge Middle School
19045 Upper Belmont Place
Leesburg, Virginia
20176
United States

Telephone: (571)-252-2220

Belmont Ridge Middle School's Website

Demographics

1,224
Total Students
7%
FRL
8%
ELL

Student Ethnicity

School Partners

Education Elements

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools

2016

Blended Program Launched 2015