New to the site? Try Quick User Guide

We track anonymous visitor behavior on our website to ensure you have a great experience. Learn more about our Privacy Policy.

Mastery Charter Schools: Brainstorming Ideas for Blended Learning that Foster Independence

Mastery Charter Schools sought to address a key problem in their district: “How might we build a blended learning model that fosters achievement and independence in our high school students?”

In brainstorming solutions, the team identified three categories of solutions:

  • Adopt practices that focus on teacher moves. This set of solutions honors the critical role that teachers play in the classroom and focuses on how to equip teachers with the support and materials needed to engage students via blended learning.
  • Adopt practices that focus on systems and processes. This set of solutions recognizes that a move to a blended learning model is a significant change across a network, and thus explores the ways that network-provided resources (e.g., sample lesson plans, new software/tools) may be important foundations for the change.
  • Adopt practices that focus on students. This set of solutions anticipates challenges high schoolers might face in moving from a traditional to a blended learning model, and suggests concrete ways to scaffold the student independence needed for success in a blended learning model (e.g., pairing students together, enabling student voice and choice in their learning, and promoting student goal-setting).

Explore More

A man sitting at a desk working on a laptop

Two Steps to Improve Lesson Planning Through Instructional Design

By utilizing and applying ideas and steps from instructional design, teachers can create better learning experiences that lead students...

Educator looks on at computer with two colleagues

Conducting an Edtech Inventory

Before building or strengthening edtech processes, school and system leaders need to first take stock of what tools currently exist in...

image of School-Based-Budget-Decision-Making-with-District-Facilitated-Support.png

School-Based Budget Decision Making with District-Facilitated Support

To support school leaders in building decision-making skills and autonomy around school-based budgeting, Hopkins Public Schools provided...