Step One-Plan with everyone in mind
- Form a committee and present proposal to help support stakeholder buy in
- Survey Teachers on comfortability with instruction online
- Survey Parents to identify their technology capabilities at home-internet and devices available.
- Committee will review and analyze results from surveys.
Step Two-Investigate Platforms for Station Rotation, Flipped Classroom, and Individualized Homework
- Committee will review current online platforms teachers have access to that are part of curriculum subscriptions.
- Review these platforms capability of meeting the requirements of the blended learning program.
- Investigate other platforms such as Istation, IXL, and Reasoning Minds
- Grade levels served
- Device compatibility
Step Three-Present findings to Principal and Business Manager
- Committee will discuss the platforms we are proposing to use.
- Case Studies
- Cost, if any
Step Four-Create presentation for teachers
- Presentation will include benefits of blending learning.
- Demonstrate the use of the selected platforms.
- Presentation will feature a Q&A session.
- Evaluation tool of presentation from teachers.
Step Five-Parent and Community Meeting
- A parent meeting will be conducted to inform them of the blended learning program.
- Benefits will be discussed as well as prospective results.
- Q&A session will be held during parent meeting.
Step Six- Choose Pilot Grade Levels
- STAAR testing grades will pilot the program in Math and Reading.
Step Seven-Begin Program
- Students will take assessments to determine individualized paths.
- Begin Station Rotation in Daily and Friday RTI time.
- Use platform to assign student instruction via videos.
- Students and teachers will recieve instantaneous feedback on progress.
Step Eight-Monitor and Differentiate
- Monitor student progress from individualized reports.
- Assist teachers with differentiating instructional activities.
- Assess students with bi-weekly CBA’s.
- Meet with students to assess their feedback and the feedback they have received from the individualized learning reports.
Step Nine-Support and Collaboration
- Meet with pilot teachers weekly to receive feedback on the program.
- Set aside time for pilot teachers to meet weekly to support each other.
Step Ten-Observations and Collaboration
- Set-up classroom observations for teachers not in the pilot.
- Teachers will have the opportunity to observe how the program works.
- Set-up collaboration meetings so pilot and non-pilot teachers have an opportunity to discuss pros and concerns of the program. This will be an opportunity for non-pilot teachers for questions and answers.
- Send home bi-weekly progress reports from individualized learning reports.
- Report findings to Principal.
- Report findings to Committee.
Step Twelve-Analyze, Review, and Update
- Surveys will be issued to pilot teachers, students, and parents.
- Surveys will target feedback for ease of program, student progress, as well as open ended questions for other comments or concerns.
- Results from surveys will reviewed by the committee and the Principal to make necessary changes for the upcoming school year.