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Model Overview

Program Overview

2016
Year Launched
6 - 8
Blended Grades
1,200
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


A station rotation model provided classrooms with a structured approach to purposeful grouping and the implementation of digital content mixed with teacher-led targeted instruction.

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


Having teachers give up control.

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


Be patient and have a growth mindset,

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science

Program Focus

General
Dropout Recovery/Prevention
Gifted/Talented
English Language Learners
Special Education

School Overview

River Bend Middle School is a National School to Watch focused on learning, diversity, teamwork, high expectations, and community. With a diverse student body of over 1,200 students located in Sterling, Virginia, River Bend has created a dynamic environment that is designed for adolescent learners in the 21st century. We are committed to solving authentic challenging problems through a personalized learning and project based learning approach.

School Contact

Contact: Dave Shaffer

Address:
River Bend Middle School, Loudoun Virginia
46240 Algonkian Parkway
Sterling, Virginia
20165
United States

Telephone: 571-434-3220

River Bend Middle School, Loudoun Virginia's Website

Demographics

1,200
Total Students
22%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

School Partners

Education Elements

2016

Blended Program Launched 2016