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Raising Blended Learners sites are showcasing how they are uniquely impacting student achievement through their student-centered blended learning pilots.

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Please select one of the site visits to attend from the dropdown menu. Descriptions of each visit can be found below.






Site Visit Descriptions

Pasadena ISD, Sullivan Middle School - October 15, 2018

Sullivan Middle School is one of over 30 campuses within Pasadena ISD which has implemented personalized learning through the district’s Connect program.  Sullivan, like other Connect campuses have leveraged the Summit Learning model to redesign their campus, which is a fully personalized, 5th and 6th grade campus.  All core subjects follow the Connect model which is comprised of three foundational elements: 1) personalized learning time during which students master standards through completion of online content, 2) project time, and 3) mentor time. Students in Sullivan’s classrooms demonstrate considerable student agency as they exercise ownership about the topics and sequence of learning activities.

October 15, 2018, 8:30-10:30 am
Sullivan Middle School, 1112 Queens Rd, Pasadena, TX 77502
Grades 5-6, all subjects

Cisco ISD, Cisco Elementary School & Cisco Junior High School - October 16, 2018

Cisco ISD is working to improve academic performance and develop students who are motivated, independent learners through piloting personalized blended learning in science and math classrooms.  Participants will observe high student agency Kindergarten through 8th grade classrooms where students use multiple sources of data to monitor their progress and make decisions about the sequence of learning activities they pursue as they mastery learning objectives. In some classes, students take weekly or unit pre-tests to determine which objectives they have already mastered and move on to those which are more advanced or to new TEKS.

October 16, 2018, 8:30-11:45 am
Cisco Elementary School, 1100 Ave H, Cisco, TX 76437
Cisco Junior High School, 1200 Pershing St, Cisco, TX 76437
Grades 3-8, math and science

Clear Creek ISD, Weber Elementary School, October 16, 2018

This visit is full. Sign-ups are available for waitlist only.

Weber Elementary is working to promote academic agency and address academic gaps in subpopulation in their K-5th grade classrooms through student progress and process ownership including data transparency and flexibility of the path and pace of learning. The use of Learning Progressions and I Can Statements are supporting the site’s implementation of these strategies. Additional aspects of Competency Based Learning are evident, including On Demand Assessments that give students the ability to demonstrate mastery of an I Can Statement when ready.  Participants who attend this visit will see the thoughtful implementation of multiple sources of data and well defined classrooms structures that support students to drive their own learning.

October 16, 2018
Weber Elementary School, 11955 Blackhawk Blvd, Houston, TX 77089
Grades K-5, all subjects

Round Rock ISD, Robertson Elementary School - October 17, 2018

Robertson Elementary School is working to increase the rate of student growth in their K-5 classrooms (in Math and ELA) through targeted use of self-paced online content and a focus on simple, real time data strategies to inform small group instruction and learning pathways. Participants who attend this visit will see students working in small groups based on multiple data sources, including feedback from an online self-paced math program and student facing progress monitoring tools. Two Kindergarten pilot classrooms have a particularly high level of student agency and progress ownership visible in the accessible systems and routines in place.

October 17, 2018, 9:00-11:30 am
Robertson Elementary School, 1415 Bayland St, Round Rock, TX 78664
Grades K-5, math and ELA

Mineola ISD, Mineola Primary, Elementary, & Junior High - October 18, 2018

Mineola ISD is working to address a lack of readiness for advanced math including a focus on increasing student agency through a redesign of student/teacher relationships rooted in data transparency and goal setting. Participants who attend this visit will see a district wide focus on making data transparent and putting it into the hands of the students through student facing progress monitoring tools which leverage data from interim assessments, formative assessments, and feedback from online platforms and programs. Visitors will also see an increased use of targeted small group instruction and efforts to increase student process ownership at the elementary and middle school campuses including some early examples of learning progression, advancing upon mastery, and assessments on demand in the middle school math pilot classrooms.

October 18, 2018
Mineola Elementary School, 900 W Patten St, Mineola, TX 75773
Mineola Middle School, 1050 W State Loop 564, Mineola, TX 75773
Grades K-8,math

Point Isabel ISD, Port Isabel Junior High School & High School - November 6, 2018

Secondary campuses in Point Isabel ISD are working to improve academic performance and develop students who are engaged learners through piloting personalized blended learning in all core subjects using the Summit Learning model in grades 6 through 9.  Visitors to Point Isabel Junior will view a whole campus implementation, and at Point Isabel High School a newer implementation in 9th grade classrooms. On both campuses, pilot classrooms will demonstrate students encouraged to take significant ownership of their learning through a online learning platform which houses standards aligned content and projects designed to apply content in relevant and cognitively rigorous applications.

November 6, 2018, 8:30-11:30 am
Port Isabel Junior High School, 17001 TX-100, Port Isabel, TX 78578
Port Isabel High School, 48196 TX-100, Port Isabel, TX 78578
Grades 7-9, all subject

Point Isabel ISD, Garriga Elementary School & Derry Elementary School - November 7, 2018

Elementary campuses in Point Isabel ISD are working to improve academic performance and develop students who are motivated, independent learners through piloting personalized blended learning in K-5 math classrooms. At Garriga, ELAR classrooms in grades 3rd -5th recently launched first year blended pilots as part of the school’s effort to become a fully blended campus. Participants will hear reflections and observe elements of a newly emerging campus data culture where teachers and students utilize multiple sources of data to make instructional decisions and informed choices about which learning activities to select.

November 7, 2018 8:30 am -2:30 pm
Garriga Elementary School, 200 W Adams St, Port Isabel, TX 78578
Derry Elementary School, 1702 2nd St, Port Isabel, TX 78578″
Grades K-5, math

Ysleta ISD, Ysleta Elementary School - November 7, 2018

Ysleta Elementary is working to address academic gaps in reading and promote academic agency in their K-5th grade classrooms through increased use of data, student driven data transparency and a recent focus around rigor. The use of multiple forms of data allows teachers to use flexible instructional grouping to meet the individual needs of each student and create stations that allow students to drive their path and pace of learning. Students are then given ownership of their own learning and are able to reflect on their progress through goal setting conversations. Participants who attend this visit will see the thoughtful School Leadership and implementation of Data Driven Instruction required to support this model.

November 7, 2018
Ysleta Elementary School, 8624 Dorbandt Cir, El Paso, TX 79907
Grades K-5, all subjects

Ysleta ISD, Pasodale Elementary School - November 7, 2018

Pasodale Elementary is working to address academic gaps in reading and promote academic agency in their K-5th grade classrooms through increased use of data, student driven data transparency and a recent focus around rigor. The use of multiple forms of data allows teachers to use flexible instructional grouping to meet the individual needs of each student and create stations that allow students to drive their path and pace of learning. Students are then given ownership of their own learning and are able to reflect on their progress through goal setting conversations. Participants who attend this visit will see the thoughtful School Leadership and implementation of Data Driven Instruction required to support this model.

November 7, 2018
Pasodale Elementary School, 8253 Mcelroy Drive, El Paso, TX 79907
Grades K-5, all subjects

Birdville ISD, Shannon Alternative High School and Richland High School - November 8, 2018

Birdville ISD is working to improve high school literacy achievement in 9th and 10th grade classes at their traditional high schools, and to reinvent their alternative high school campus (Shannon High School) to a high achieving campus through personalized blended learning. Participants who visit Richland High will see 9th and 10th grade high school students with opportunities to make choices about the learning activities they select to master specific learning objectives, and engaged with multiple modalities to accomplish their learning goals. Visitors will also see evidence of teachers using data to create various learning pathways for students, pull small instructional groups, and consult with individual students.  At Shannon, participants will see students in all subject areas actively engaged in learning through multiple pathways including online curricula, teacher-led instruction and peer collaboration. They will also visit a blended reading intervention classroom where students who opt in have experienced significant increases in reading skills.

November 8, 2018
9:00 – 11:00 am
Shannon Alternative High School, 6010 Walker St, Haltom City, TX 76117
Grades 9-12, all subjects

1:00 – 3:00 pm
Richland High School, 5201 Holiday Ln, North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Grades 9-10, ELA

Pasadena ISD, Bondy Intermediate School - November 12, 2018

Bondy Intermediate is one of over 30 campuses within Pasadena ISD which has implemented personalized learning through the district’s Connect Program.  Bondy, like other Connect campuses has leveraged the Summit Learning model to offer and personalized learning option for their 7th and 8th grade students. The campus continues to offer students a traditional classroom option. In pilot classrooms, all core subjects follow the Connect model which is comprised of three foundational elements:  1) personalized learning time during which students master standards through online content, 2) project time, and 3) mentor time. Students demonstrate considerable student agency as they exercise ownership about the topics and sequence of learning activities.

November 12, 2018, 8:30-10:30 am
Bondy Intermediate School, 5101 Keith Ave, Pasadena, TX 77505
Grades 7-8, all subjects

Spring Branch ISD, Nottingham Elementary School - November 13, 2018

Nottingham Elementary School is working to promote student agency and support improved academic performance for all students in their K-5 classrooms. Through the thoughtful use of growth based assessment data and the flexible instructional groupings, the team is giving students ownership over their own learning, leading to the development of agency. Participants who attend this visit will see students who understand and value what they are working on and and a staff of teachers and school leaders who are thoughtfully innovating in the early stages of implementation.

November 13, 2018
Nottingham Elementary School, 570 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Houston, TX 77079
Grades K-5, all subjects

KIPP Houston, KIPP Liberation - November 28, 2018

KIPP Liberation has been on a journey toward blended learning for three years. They started with a team of innovative teachers and coaches who were determined to personalize math instruction to provide students with more choice and opportunities for ownership in their learning, and build a strong pathway from Algebra 1 through college. The school has moved to blended learning across math classrooms (5th-8th) and has initiated pilots in several ELA and Science classrooms.  Each blended class is specifically designed to fit with the subject area, and a focus of all pilot classrooms remains on building student agency through data driven learning, introducing flexibility into the learning model, and finding ways each day to make the content relevant to the students’ values and cultures.

November 28, 2018 9:30 am -12:00 pm
KIPP Liberation, 5400 Martin Luther King Blvd, Houston, TX 77021
Grades 6-8 math
Grades 5-8 ELA
Grade 8 science

About Raising Blended Learners

Raising Blended Learners is a demonstration initiative showcasing strategies for using blended learning to improve student achievement across diverse student demographics and geographic regions in the state, particularly among schools and districts with persistent achievement gaps.