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Model Overview

Program Overview

2007
Year Launched
9 - 12
Blended Grades
30
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


The biggest initial obstacle that the school faced was the divide within the faculty about the efficacy of blended learning. Some faculty members felt initially that blended learning would not allow students to have as many hands-on learning experiences, but most faculty members have since come to embrace blended learning. The other big obstacle was to make the finances of their 1:1 laptop program work. The school knew it wanted to offer every student a personal laptop when it initially made the switch to a blended-learning program, but figuring out the financial aspects of providing every student with his/her own laptop was a big obstacle to overcome.

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


CESJDS Director of Technology Ginger Thornton said that blended learning "teaches better skills and gives more flexibility to students, but it can be hard for teachers to give up the level of control over the classroom that they are used to." In order increase teacher buy-in, Thornton recommends clearly explaining the value that the blended-learning program will add to the student experience.

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science
World Languages
Electives
Computer Programming

Program Focus

General
Gifted/Talented

Model Overview

Program Overview

2007
Year Launched
K - 12
Blended Grades
1,200
Enrolled

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science
World Languages
Electives

Program Focus

General

School Overview

Founded in 1965, the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS) is one of the largest K-12 Jewish day schools in North America. With the support of dedicated faculty and the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies, CESJDS prepares young men and women for active engagement in the Jewish community and leadership in American society.

School Contact

Contact: Ginger Thornton

Contact Title: Director of Instructional Technology, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Address:
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
1901 E Jefferson St
Rockville, Maryland
20852
United States

Telephone: (301) 881-1400

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School's Website

Demographics

1,444
Total Students
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FRL
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ELL

Student Ethnicity

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Blended Program Launched 2007