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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
Blended Grades

Implementation Q & A

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

The impetus for the blended-learning model was to structure our learning environment so that the classroom would provide learning time in which students could interface with online curriculum and face-to-face instruction at different times during the day, instead of the traditional learning environment in which all students learn the same curriculum at the same time. Previously, each classroom went to a computer lab to engage in online learning as a whole class. The blended-learning option allows for more differentiation of instruction and learning.

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

The initial challenge was structuring the learning day. As we had done Lab Rotation models in the past, teachers were concerned with how they would incorporate technology inside their classrooms while continuing to provide direct instruction. We solved this challenge through grade-level conversations that gave way to strategic planning-the third 3rd-grade teachers really jumped on board with this.

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

Make certain the necessary technology, teacher buy-in and support, and assessments are in place and that student learning goals are aligned with district and state scope and sequence and state standards.

Program Focus

English Language Learners

Blended Subjects

English Language Arts

School Overview

Anne Darling Elementary School is a learning community that serves a high population of English Language Learners and Hispanic and Latino students in a community with a high percentage of students with low socioeconomic status. It has both an Academic Language Acquisition (ALA) bilingual program and a traditional Structured English Instruction (SEI) program. The blended-learning model fits the school's curricular needs (Adaptive Learning programs) and provides a way for the school to structure small-group intervention and acceleration with student-to-teacher and student-to-computer interfaces.

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Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating


out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Ron Hammond

Anne Darling Elementary School
333 N 33rd St
San Jose, California
United States

Telephone: (408)-535-6209

Anne Darling Elementary School's Website


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Student Ethnicity

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Blended Program Launched 2015