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Model Overview

Program Overview

2014
Year Launched
K - 5
Blended Grades
44
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


Our model is intended to build student agency. Online tools are just one of many that empower students to gain the skills they need to learn and create. In addition, our students rely on online tools for core skills, recording progress, and setting goals so that our teachers can be more effective advisors. These tools allow teachers to have more one-on-one time with students so that they can more meet students' exact needs. These tools also allow students to track their individual goals in a way that is transparent to advisors so that they can provide feedback and keep parents up-to-date. We've gone back and forth between having more or less core skills time vs. hands-on project studio time, but have found a nice between morning core skills and afternoon studio. We also have differentiated what the blended experience looks like at different ages or independence levels.

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


One of our biggest challenges is finding a balance between efficiency and student self-direction. It's a work in progress, but having regular goal check-ins with advisors and having students share their goals and work with one another goes a long way in keeping students motivated and on task.

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


Everything hinges on students setting their own goals and advisors having weekly 1:1 goal check-ins/consultations. When students are setting their own goals it changes motivation, it changes the role of the teacher, it changes the school culture, and everything falls into place. Student goal setting does need to be scaffolded.

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science
Computer Programming

Program Focus

General

School Overview

Our purpose is to develop new, personalized practices that center around the student. We believe that young people are capable of far more than society currently recognizes, and we create and test learning experiences to share with the world.

In keeping with Sal Khan’s "One World Schoolhouse"​ philosophy, we provide an extended-year, extended-day, mixed-age program with a project-based learning approach. Our academic experience is coordinated by a team of Advisors, Content Specialists, and Associate Teachers who guide students through gradually increasing levels of independence.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating

10

out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Dominic Liechti

Contact Title: School Director, Khan Lab School

Address:
Khan Lab School
Mountain View, California
94041 United States

Telephone: (650)-489-0071

Khan Lab School's Website

Demographics

95
Total Students
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FRL
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ELL

Student Ethnicity

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Blended Program Launched 2014