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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
9 - 10
Blended Grades

Implementation Q & A

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

I use different models in different classes, based on what suited the students and their needs.

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

It takes a lot of time on the front end to develop and test systems that work. The process is very rewarding, but very time consuming.

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

Developing these programs is a process, because it is the exact opposite of a 'one-size-fits-all' model.

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

I began doing blended and personalized learning without knowing about the concept: I was experimenting with ideas that I thought would engage students of all abilities and interest, and so now I find myself just learning about BPL while being in some ways a seasoned practitioner. It's an interesting dichotomy.

Program Focus


School Partners


Blended Subjects

Social Studies

School Overview

Located in Durham, North Carolina, Riverside High School serves over 1700 students from different backgrounds. As part of a partnership with Digilearn, some classes at Riverside High School have been designated Learning Labs, where teachers can see experiments with blended and personalized learning in the classroom. The goal of these labs, which target students of all demographic groups and socio-economic classes, is to create culturally responsible learning environments where students feel engaged and empowered. The program began in fall of 2018, so the learning labs initiative is a work in progress, but the goal is to provide teachers with the tools and experiences to see what their students can accomplish given the proper support and resources. More information about the learning labs model can be found at https://digitalscholarsofdurham.weebly.com/.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating


out of 10

School Contact

Riverside High School
Durham, North Carolina
27712 United States

Telephone: (919)-560-3965

Riverside High School's Website


Total Students

Student Ethnicity


Blended Program Launched 2019