We implemented blended learning because we felt that it was our calling to solve the "multi-grade, multi-level" problem. For a teacher to manage 30 students but work with 3-4 at a time, for however long, seemed the most ideal.
It was the fact that although the model has existed for a couple of years, it was very new to our community. The most important aspect we wanted to hone down was culture. We believed everything else will follow after that.
Just go for it. You may have some push-back but in the long run, it'll pay off big time.
We're huge on leadership development and scaling strategies. We believe that it goes hand in hand. With competency learning, that was the way we solved the biggest problem we thought we needed to solve.
The mission of ASCENT is to be more than a place but an idea. We believe that being the standard is both systematic and fluid. Systematic in our beliefs and method but fluid in the execution thereof. We believe that contradictions are a good thing and that adaptability is key to solving problems. Education is a journey and not an end goal. We exist to guide learners and doers in their journey by creating culture not curriculum.
-RISE, ADVANCE, AFFECT-
Contact: Daniel Chung
Contact Title: Executive Director, Founder
ASCENT Institute of Youth Skills Development
La Habra, California
90631 United States