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Model Overview

Program Overview

2002
Year Launched
6 - 12
Blended Grades
1,000
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


When we opened the school we knew technology was a way to engage students in technology and we were early pioneers in this model. As our school also became diversified with a high percentage of English Language Learners, we found that blended learning provided a strong background knowledge to allow students great access to our greater content curriculum.

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


Our challenges have included resources, funding, classroom management related to laptops, student open access to the internet became a safety issue, and teacher training. We have overcome these challenges by intentional recruiting, intensive PD, strong culture building for students and teachers.

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


growth mindset for students and teachers, strong supports and resources

Select up to two focus areas you feel that you demonstrate leadership in, and tell us why here:


We are an urban school with a very diverse population.

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science
Electives
Computer Programming

Program Focus

General
Credit Recovery
Dropout Recovery/Prevention
English Language Learners
Special Education

School Overview

TechBoston Academy (TBA) is a pilot school for grades 6-12, founded in 2002. TBA offers a college preparatory curriculum where technology is the bridge that connects the student to their learning experience. Students are exposed to a wide array of technology: laptops, Smartboards, Mobile interactive whiteboards, Classroom Performance System student response system, Google Apps for Education, podcasting, and video production. These technologies are integrated throughout their subjects, offering students multiple ways to learn. Students use laptops throughout the day and learn to see technology as a tool, not a toy, in their learning process.

School Contact

Address:
TechBoston Academy
Dorchester, Massachusetts
2124 United States

Telephone: (617)-635-1615

TechBoston Academy's Website

Demographics

1,015
Total Students
89%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

School Partners

Apex Learning

2016

Blended Program Launched 2002