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Model Overview

Program Overview

2012
Year Launched
7 - 8
Blended Grades
905
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


We chose to go blended in order to prepare students for the world they will live in as adults. We realized that every twenty first century adult constantly has a computer in their hand. We have also seen what technology can do to make learning more personalized and efficient, as well as to streamline the process of assessment. It seemed like we were doing school based on a 19th or 20th century model, and we felt morally and ethically obligated to provide an updated model. Our model has evolved in that teachers used to have to plan more how they were going to use technology. Now, technology is an integral part of the learning experience, and teachers feel much more comfortable and familiar with the tools available to them. Additionally as our model has evolved, students have developed the regulatory skills to know when they should use the iPad as a tool for a particular task.

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


Children at this age—early teens—really like to go on sites that classes aren’t working on: inappropriate or distracting sites. Of course, that just replaces other behaviors teenagers might exhibit. We have worked to manage this by utilizing Google software that enables teachers to see what is on students’ screens. We’ve also encountered some resistance from parents who believe that students are on technology too much. We have addressed this challenge by deliberately communicating with parents. For example, at parent-teacher conferences, students will actually show their parents what they can do. Teachers will sometimes ask students to go home and walk their parents through a learning activity on the iPad.

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


Go for it. There are so many reasons not to that you can come up with, most financial. We cut back on so many other things--textbooks, paper--so that it doesn’t cost us more. It’s the right thing.

Program Focus

General
Schoology
Data Systems
Notability
Curriculum

Kahoot
Curriculum
LiveSchool
Data Systems

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science
Electives

School Overview

Bay View Middle School empowers students to embark on a journey toward success, through high expectations and challenging opportunities from a dedicated and unified school community. The school serves students in grades seven and eight who reside in the villages of Howard and Suamico, Green Bay, Wisconsin. In accordance with the Howard-Suamico School District Digital Learning Transformation, Bay View Middle School operates a 1:1 iPad program for students, who utilize digital technology in both core and elective courses. During the 2017-18 school year, Bay View Middle School won the Wisconsin “Spirit of Excellence Award,” in recognition of the school’s demonstrated excellence in in leadership, sportsmanship, and service.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating

5

out of 10

School Contact

Address:
Bay View Middle School
Green Bay, Wisconsin
54313 United States

Telephone: (920)-662-8196

Bay View Middle School's Website

Demographics

907
Total Students
18%
FRL
1%
ELL

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools

2019

Blended Program Launched 2012