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Model Overview

Program Overview

2013
Year Launched
6 - 8
Blended Grades
870
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


One of our biggest challenges for Whittemore Park was providing the necessary staff development for teachers to be able to make this change. Students knew how to use technology, but teachers were reluctant to admit they were uncertain how to utilize digital content, monitor progress and design individualized instruction. The school began providing job-embedded professional development for differentiated groups of teachers to meet their individual needs. In the PD sessions, teachers and administrators modeled what they expected to see in classrooms.

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


Judy Beard, Whittemore Park's principal, says that any school planning to implement blended-learning should make sure its infrastructure is ready to support it. "If the technology doesn't support the model, teachers will become frustrated and revert back to their old ways of teaching," Beard said.

Program Focus

General

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science

Model Overview

Program Overview

2013
Year Launched
6 - 8
Blended Grades
200
Enrolled

Program Focus

General

School Overview

As an NGLC grant recipient, Whittemore Park Middle School transitioned to blended learning as a way to differentiate instruction for students and better prepare them for the 21st century workplace. The school's Individual Rotation model provides individualized instruction designed to meet the needs of learners through small group, personalized and digital content instruction. Learners are able to move along their own personalized pathways of instruction towards mastery.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating

4

out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Judy Beard

Contact Title: Principal, Whittemore Park Middle School

Address:
Whittemore Park Middle School
Conway, South Carolina
29527 United States

Telephone: (843)-488-0669

Whittemore Park Middle School's Website

Demographics

651
Total Students
81%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools

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Blended Program Launched 2013