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Model Overview

Program Overview

2011
Year Launched
3
Blended Grades
75
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


Researching and finding new online resources and tools can be incredibly time-consuming and within the current model, the three third-grade teachers must to do all of that research by themselves. Additionally, some tension comes from the fact that some school staff members are not comfortable with the different ways the third-grade teachers run their classrooms. And finally, because the three teachers started implementing blended-learning into their classroom following years of traditional teaching experience, they have dealt with a steep learning curve.

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science

Program Focus

General

School Overview

Six years ago, the three third-grade teachers at Hamilton Elementary School realized that they weren't using enough technology in their classrooms so they asked for and received a grant from the district to buy 30 iPads to use for in-class online learning. In SY2011-12, using the iPads and in-class laptops, the three third-grade classes at Hamilton Elementary School became fully blended and started using a combination of online and offline resources to create a unique and individualized learning experience for students.

Currently, the third grade classrooms are 1 to 1 with iPads. All 3 teachers have completed work through Michigan Virtual University to be "certified" blended learning instructors. Our blended learning model works well with Daily Five, Math Daily 3 and Project Based Learning.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating

8

out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Val Capel

Contact Title: Third Grade Teacher

Address:
Hamilton Elementary School
3472 M-40
Hamilton, Michigan
49419
United States

Telephone: (269)-751-5413

Hamilton Elementary School's Website

Demographics

469
Total Students
39%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools

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Blended Program Launched 2011