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Lovett's Primary Blended Model Type: Mixed Station Rotation

Station rotation in early grades and individual rotation in later grades

Overview

Lovett primarily uses a mix of station rotation and individual rotation models for blended learning. The station rotation is highly prominent, in which “students experience the Rotation model within a contained classroom or group of classrooms…[rotating] on a fixed schedule or at the teacher’s discretion between learning modalities, at least one of which is online learning” (Christensen Institute). Station rotation is used across the 2-3 and 4-5 learning pods, though is more prevalent in the 2-3 learning pod. Students in the 2-3 pod know where they are supposed to be and what they are working on at all times.

Students in the 4-5 pod have more flexibility. They are given assignments through Google classroom but have choice in the order in which they complete those assignments. They choose when and where they want to work, as well as with whom they want to work. This approach aligns with Christensen’s definition of individual rotation, where a “student has an individualized playlist and does not necessarily rotate to each available station or modality” (Christensen Institute).