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Model Overview

Program Overview

2014
Year Launched
9
Blended Grades
120
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


We created our own unique model. We knew we wanted to do Mastery Leaning but managing the logistics manually seemed daunting. Technology was the answer. Digital Mastery Learning was born!

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


Students: Students expect the learning to be managed by the teacher. Asking them to take more responsibility was a difficult adjustment for them but quite honestly isn't that more important than the content?
Teachers: Lot's of resistance, criticism and disbelief. Strong opposition. We have yet to convince our district to expand this model but two year's worth of data showing unprecedented growth is hard to ignore.

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


Question and reject what the education establishment sells as "Best Practice." To often educators fall in love with processes that do not deliver results. Have the courage to step out of the way and make student learning not teacher teaching the centerpiece of the classroom. Have a clear data collection plan to show growth and get ready for amazing results.

Select up to two focus areas you feel that you demonstrate leadership in, and tell us why here:


Encouraging students to move beyond their comfort zones, try harder than they ever had and believe that you only fail when you quit. A leader empowers their subordinates and inspires them to do their best work.

Program Focus

General

Edtech

Khan Academy
Curriculum

Blended Subjects

Math

School Overview

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Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating

7

out of 10

School Contact

Address:
Fenton High School
Bensenville, Illinois
60106 United States

Telephone: (630)-860-6250

Demographics

1,428
Total Students
49%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

2017

Blended Program Launched 2014