New to the site? Try Quick User Guide

Strategy: Open Doors

Opening traditional classroom entries and exits to expand learning space and options


West Belden makes multi-age classrooms work within a traditional school building. For large multi-age classrooms, in lieu of a costly remodel to knock down walls, they have simply located classes next to each other, opened doors between classrooms, and allowed students to move freely between them.

Student Does

  • Moves between classes depending on their assignments, learning needs, or space needs.

Teacher Does

  • Recognizes that students will need to move out of their classroom for a variety of reasons.
  • Prepares for students that may come into their classroom for certain resources.

Explore More Integration Strategies at CICS West Belden

Photo of male student working on tablet
Extended Learning

Families as Learning Partners

West Belden connects learning at school and home by engaging parents.

Photo of teacher explaining content from laptop to a group of students

Extended core content blocks and planning time

West Belden uses block scheduling for core content areas to ensure enough time...

Photo of classroom with creative furniture and design
Use of Space

Creative Furnishings and Spaces

West Belden creatively uses existing facilities and unique furnishing to ensure...

Chart of daily classroom schedule

Daily Agenda

West Belden creates daily agendas to help organize the different learning...

Diagram of classroom individual rotation stations
Blended Model Type

CICS Primary Blended Model Type: Individual Rotation

West Belden has adopted an individual rotation blended learning structure.