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  • How will mastery personalized learning be implemented?
    Mastery learning will be implemented using a blended learning model.
    Mastery Based Learning How is blended learning different from online learning?

    Blended learning differs from online learning in that a substantial portion of the student's learning will take place in an "on-campus" location, with a teacher or mentor. The "blended" model ensures that students are interacting with mentors, teachers, and adults in positive ways. Learning can also occur at time(s) and place(s) of a student's choosing, on or off-campus.

    Blended learning “is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online learning with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace and at least in part at a supervised on-campus location away from home.”

    What are the components of a blended learning class?

    On-campus portion - here students will use the information they are learning in the online portion to: 
    • perform hands-on and relevant activities and labs
    • be given opportunities for remediation and/or deeper learning dependent on individual or personalized needs
    • have deeper level discussions with peers and mentors
    • seek guidance toward achieving academic and career goals aligned with their personal career pathway(s).

    Online portion - learning at a student's own pace, path, time and place. In this portion, students will learn the "content" (the facts, figures, and information).
    Blended Learning: Transforming the Classroom
    Short video defining blended learning and discussing its benefits
    Are there any other schools in the area using blended learning?

    Yes, there are several blended and personalized learning schools in the Intermountain West which recently have been in development.
    • Silver Creek Academy, ID
    • Kuna Middle School, Kuna, ID
    • Innovations Early Child High, Salt Lake City, UT
    • Spokane SD, Spokane, WA  
    Will the model of blended learning prepare students for college or the workplace?

    Since the blended learning model incorporates both the use of technology and hands-on learning, it is more relevant to the skills our students will need to be successful when they leave our high schools. The individual pace associated with "mastering" material before moving on, will ensure they are ready and prepared for what they will see after high school.