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Model Overview

Program Overview

2015
Year Launched
6 - 8
Blended Grades
77
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


We chose the Flex model because of our experience at Oakland Unity High School, wher our principal was a teacher. At Unity High School, we piloted a mastery-based program and did a lot of research in understanding how to support a mastery-based learning system with blended learning.

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


The biggest challenge is helping teachers who have never done mastery-based grading or a lot of small group teaching let go of ensuring what students are doing everyday. We spent a lot of time preparing for our pilot launch with our teachers focusing on what our philosophy is and what things will look like moving forward.

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


We are only able to do all that we are doing today because we were willing to try things out. It is important to take a few changes, try them out, and see what works. You have to stumble and fall a few times before you get it right, and experiments help you know what systems you will need in place before implementing across the whole school.

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science

Program Focus

General

School Overview

Oakland Unity Middle School is one of 10 breakthrough schools to receive grant funding from the Rogers Family Foundation to support personalized learning. The school prides itself on its small class sizes, its safe environment that allows students to thrive, and its strong academic support structure that enables students to become their best academic selves.

School Contact

Contact: Kallie Berg

Contact Title: Teacher, Oakland Unity Middle School

Address:
Oakland Unity Middle School
6038 Brann St
Oakland, California
94605
United States

Telephone: (510) 635-7170

Oakland Unity Middle School's Website

Demographics

77
Total Students
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FRL
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ELL

Student Ethnicity

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Blended Program Launched 2015