We felt those models would be the easiest for our teachers new to blended learning to implement while also being beneficial to our students.
One of our biggest challenges was giving teachers time to collaborate and plan blended lessons for their content area, and we overcame it by giving teachers in the same content area shared planning time.
It's easiest to implement blended learning if there's strong leadership at the district level who support your implementation as well as a strong leadership team within the school to help carry the vision through.
Our school has shown leadership in getting started with blended learning because we are part of the LCPS pilot program to implement personalized learning in our county. As teachers in our school begin implementing blended learning in their classrooms, we have created a Youtube channel with videos that teachers in our school, as well as in other schools, can use as examples to learn about how different blended learning models can be implemented in different content areas.
About Us -
Welcome to Farmwell Station Middle School, a Governor's School of Excellence, A School To Watch and Home of the Falcons! At Farmwell we are committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment in which students can focus on their academic achievement. Farmwell Station Middle School serves the student population of the Broad Run Cluster. Our feeder schools include Dominion Elementary, Ashburn Elementary, Steuart Weller Elementary as well as a portion of Cedar Lane Elementary. We have many programs and opportunities for our students to foster both their academic potential and their social growth.
Our motto is “Effort Creates Achievement.” The staff is dedicated to providing students with the resources and support they need to be successful. Interdisciplinary teams are in place to serve the needs of our students and to provide a personal experience for our students in these important formative years. The teams focus on building relationships, connecting concepts and skills across the curriculum, establishing common expectations, and working together to communicate effectively to our parents. High expectations and excellence are top priorities at Farmwell as we strive for each student to put forth their maximum “effort” in their quest to become successful learners.
Our part in the lifelong process of education is to contribute to the development of attitudes, habits, skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for meeting life situations effectively in a changing society. Maximum development can best be achieved when teachers and parents work together to help children accept their share of responsibility for learning. Our school environment combines structure and spontaneity. Students are valued and given opportunities for success. They face the future with curiosity and confidence as they learn a variety of socially appropriate responses to life.
Our Mission -
Empowering all students to make meaningful contributions to the world.
Contact: Sherryl Loya
Contact Title: Principal
Farmwell Station Middle
44281 Gloucester Parkway