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Model Overview

Program Overview

2014
Year Launched
K - 5
Blended Grades
300
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


In the beginning, we strictly followed the station rotation model. As we learned more about what our students needed, we explored other models and tried self-designed systems to see what works best for our students. Across the grade levels, you may see stations, individual learning plans, and flipped learning, all depending on what works best for the students. Over our journey, we've relaxed with the fact that students can learn from different sources: from their peers, teachers, and online, and kids are then engaged at many different levels.

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


Inside every person is the ability to create. It is our job as educators to unlock and cultivate that creativity. We found that after being in a traditional setting, children were often timid about using their creativity. We boldly embraced this challenge and provided a pathway for students to take risks in making their thinking a reality.

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


One size does not fit all. A blended learning model needs to be tailored to your students. It is our goal that every child succeed. We use a variety of different platforms and blended learning models to meet the needs of all learners.

School Overview

In 2013, Liberty Public Schools district wanted to reimagine education for our students in Liberty. A 20/20 Vision Innovations Team decided to launch a new, public choice school in the 2014-15 school year. Every Person Inspired to Create (EPiC) was born. EPiC is not just a school, but rather an idea, a philosophy, a journey for every person. We believe that children learn in different ways and at different paces. Moreover, we also believe it is essential that all our students are engaged at a deep level of learning. And we know that learning becomes real when students are able to take their learning beyond the classroom walls and engage with parents and community experts.

Curiosity sparks passion and creativity. EPiC re-imagines education by encouraging the in-depth exploration of topics as students participate in the adventures of learning. Our students will apply their new knowledge by creating and exhibiting their own learning to multiple audiences. Daily personalized learning will be the key--students learning at their own level, leveraging the power of quality adaptive technology platforms. Through project-based learning and dynamic teacher instruction, EPiC students will explore real challenges and create solutions and share in front of authentic audiences.

School Contact

Contact: Dr. Michelle Schmitz, Principal

Contact Title: Principal

Address:
EPiC Elementary
650 Conistor Lane
Liberty, Missouri
64068
United States

Telephone: (816) 736-5730

EPiC Elementary's Website

Demographics

300
Total Students
7%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

Additional Test Scores

2016

Blended Program Launched 2014