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Structural Blended Model: Station Rotation and Individual Rotation

Rotation with Higher Levels of Individualization Over Time

Overview

Trailblazer primarily uses a mix of station rotation and individual rotation models for blended learning. Students at Trailblazer follow individual paths, which guide them into rotation-based activities. Students in K-2 teams often have a more structured station rotation model, 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). Students in 3-5 teams incorporate more individual rotation, using individualized playlists and schedules in their Learner Pathways.

Some examples of types of rotations at Trailblazer include: manipulatives, group work, independent work, technology, and time with teacher.


Strategy Resources


Using Station Rotations at Trailblazer

Teachers use station rotation with various content areas to break students into small groups and... Learn More

Student Groupings at Trailblazer

Teachers break up students into small groups to target similar needs and allow for student... Learn More

Trailblazer 4th Grade Rotation Menu

This menu guides students through choice activities during station rotation. Learn More