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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
PK - 5
Blended Grades

Implementation Q & A

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

Station Rotation Model

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

Professional Development--Setting up committees and providing opportunities for teachers to learn and develop delivering a new instructional model.

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

Follow the Blueprint Horn and Staker has in Blended book. Creating a SMART goal is necessary to keep students and staff motivated in implementation efforts.

Program Focus


Blended Subjects

English Language Arts

School Overview

Located in Salisbury North Carolina which is 30 minutes north of Charlotte, NC, Hanford Dole elementary provides educational services for nearly 530 students, 90% of the students receive free and reduced lunch. 2 of the 6 pillars of our educational philosophy is to make decisions based off of best practices and a focus on improving teacher efficacy. We serve a transient population and providing a student centered and personalized education for all our students has been our goal. By visiting schools in Washington D.C. and Horry County SC, we came across blended learning models being implemented in these districts. We were so impressed by the student engagement and the needs being met by all students. In the spring of 2015, we formed a Blended Learning committee to begin school wide implementation. We have adopted the blueprint from 'Blended' by Horn and Staker. Our Blended Learning journey began in the fall of 2015 and you can follow our journey at blendedlearningjourney.blogspot.com

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating


out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Michael Courtwright

Hanford Dole Elementary
465 Choate Road
Salisbury, North Carolina
United States

Telephone: (704)-639-3046

Hanford Dole Elementary's Website


Total Students

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools

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Blended Program Launched 2016