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Model Overview

Program Overview

2014
Year Launched
7 - 8
Blended Grades
60
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


I chose to employ a flexible approach because this model best reflects the needs of the students in our district. Students have a voice in determining pace and place allowing each learner to collaborate with the instructor in order to decide which tasks are most appropriate for independent refinement and those activities that require teacher assistance/ direct instruction.

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


When I first integrated this approach, students were not yet 1:1 with devices forcing me to maintain greater flexibility and creativity in the design and implementation of activities to go beyond technology.

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


Encouraging educators to recognize the power in starting small and developing an approach that best reflects the needs of individual learners is most important. The most purposeful programs are the ones that are developed overtime, and are forever evolving.

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


As a facilitator of skill-based interactive activities, I demonstrate leadership in redefining roles within the classroom to encourage greater student independence and articulation of growth and development. I have presented at workshops at both the district and state level to model best practices for the integration of blended strategies across disciplines and grade areas.

Program Focus

General
English Language Learners
Special Education
Newsela
Assessment
NoRedInk
Assessment
IXL Learning
Assessment
TED-Ed
Assessment
Kahoot
Assessment
Quizlet
Assessment
WeVideo
Assessment

Blended Subjects

English Language Arts

School Overview

The mission of Halsted Middle School is to prepare our students for a competitive future by creating and maintaining an environment that ensures all students are intellectually active and experience a high level of academic achievement as measured by local and statewide assessments. Students’ individual performance and growth will be measured and a comprehensive system of support will be used to ensure that all learning objectives are met.

Moreover, we will provide a positive school learning environment which fosters confidence and independence in a safe and secure atmosphere. Intervention systems will be positioned to ensure that we are meeting our students’ physical, emotional, and social needs through a variety of measures.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating

5

out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Kristi Greene

Contact Title: Principal

Address:
Halsted Middle School
Newton, New Jersey
7860 United States

Telephone: (973)-383-7440

Halsted Middle School's Website

Demographics

220
Total Students
39%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools

2016

Blended Program Launched 2014