Blended Learning at Van Buren
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In a blended classroom, teachers use online learning for a portion of the class to provide students access to small group learning, one-on-one help, or other activities they might otherwise not have time for. As an example, students might watch a video lecture as homework so that physical class time can be spent on collaborative learning or applying learning to higher-order tasks.
Van Buren is investing resources and training for teachers to offer blended learning courses to students in order to better prepare them for life beyond high school.
Students in blended learning still have a traditional class period, classroom, teacher, and classmates, but the teacher is blending online components into instruction.
Students will still meet deadlines and complete quality work.
Students are expected to develop self-regulation and independent learning skills.
At Van Buren, the tool that we are using for the online component is Moodle. This Learning Management System (LMS) allows both the teacher and the student opportunities to work through the content within their time and have the option of re-learning. It also allows for more differentiation and provides flexible instruction.
In our society, students who leave our districts will be using learning management systems to further their education in post-secondary educational systems as well as those transitioning directly to post-secondary employment. We are working to better prepare our students for learning beyond high school.