What started with a modest pilot in one math teacher's 7th-grade classroom has rapidly expanded to a full-scale, expansive blended-learning program at Ridge Middle School, a public middle school with about 600 students in Mentor, Ohio. After launching a blended-learning program for all 7th-grade students in the 2013-14 school year, Ridge expanded its program the following year to include all teachers, students, and subjects. School leaders choose to provide a variety of software programs and resources for students and teachers to use on their iPads; teachers then have the freedom to select from this array of products in order to customize a blended-learning curriculum most-suited to the needs of their students. Ridge redesigned all of its classrooms to facilitate flexibility in the learning process and allow for student comfort. Using a variation of a Station Rotation model, teachers at Ridge Middle School focus primarily on small group instruction while leveraging new learning strategies and technologies to ultimately create a differentiated and fulfilling learning experience for each student.
Contact: Jeremy Shorr
Contact Title: Director of Innovation and Educational Technology, Mentor Public Schools
Ridge Middle School
7860 Johnnycake Ridge Rd
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In 2013-2014 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
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