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Raising Blended Learners sites are showcasing how they are uniquely impacting student achievement through their student-centered blended learning pilots. Access descriptions of site visits, including schools, grade-level and subject area focus for each visit, and download site visit agendas here.

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Upcoming Showcase Visits

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Past Showcase Visits

Read about past showcase visits and download agendas below.

Round Rock ISD - April 24, 2018

Robertson Elementary School is implementing a highly personalized station rotation model in 2nd-5th grade math classrooms in order to increase all students’ growth, as measured by state accountability assessments. This model makes use of individualized, small group instruction including the use of data to inform teaching in real time and dynamically grouping students based on their needs.

Temple ISD - April 17, 2018

In order to increase indicators of college and career-readiness and support the development of student agency, Temple High School is implementing a flipped classroom model in their on-level English II-IV courses. Temple ISD plans for learners in their blended pilot classrooms to control the pace of their learning, develop critical thinking skills allowing them to plan a personalized learning path, and become part of a culture which values learning that replicates post-secondary opportunities.

Agenda for site visit.

Georgetown ISD - March 28, 2018

Addressing stagnant student growth represented in state accountability scores and internal curriculum based assessments, plus low student motivation and interest in math, Georgetown ISD is implementing a highly-personalized station rotation blended learning model at Tippit Middle School. This model provides students increased opportunities for collaboration and connection to real world problems, time to work in small groups, personalized support, and an increased responsibility in setting and tracking their progress towards learning goals in 6th grade math classrooms at Tippit Middle School.

Agenda for site visit.

Point Isabel ISD - March 27, 2018

Responding to the need to provide flexible school schedules for students who work to help support their families, Point Isabel ISD is piloting a station rotation and flipped classroom models in their elementary and middle schools, focusing on creating blended opportunities for all students, particularly English Language Learners and Special Education students. Point Isabel is also piloting a flex model at their high school, allowing personalized learning experiences for all students to improve academic discipline ratings, internship participation, higher education enrollment, and reduce failure rates. 

Agenda for site visit.

Round Rock ISD - March 6, 2018

Robertson Elementary School is implementing a highly personalized station rotation model in 2nd-5th grade math classrooms in order to increase all students’ growth, as measured by state accountability assessments. This model makes use of individualized, small group instruction including the use of data to inform teaching in real time and dynamically grouping students based on their needs.

Agenda for site visit.

Clear Creek - February 23, 2018

Clear Creek ISD is implementing a station rotation model in all 3-5th grade reading and science classrooms, resulting in improved performance in both reading and science and increased student agency. Using this model, Clear Creek ISD has created a learner-centered culture that provides self-directed, blended learning opportunities in order for each learner to meet his or her individual learning goals and for teachers to more efficiently and effectively personalize the instruction for each student at scale.

Agenda for site visit.

Houston ISD - February 23, 2017

The Mini-Academy at Austin High School is a highly innovative example of what can be accomplished within a traditional high school. The leadership team at Austin High saw a significant gap in their reading levels and very low levels of student agency. The model that they developed is a “school within a school,” where students attend all courses, except one elective, in the blended learning Mini-Academy. Features of the Mini-Academy include significant amounts of flex time, daily reading intervention, and strategic small group instruction within core classes.

Agenda for site visit.

KIPP Houston - February 23, 2018

KIPP Houston is piloting a flipped classroom blended learning program in 8th grade Algebra I classrooms, focused on building student agency to improve college persistence. A flipped lesson allows teachers to record what would be traditional lecture type content and provide opportunities for students to view the content either at home, prior to class, or during class at their own pace. Face-to-face time can then be utilized for application of the information through discussions, projects, or other learning activities. The team designed a learning experience for students to exercise choice in activities and control over pace and for students to practice specific learning strategies that would enable them to own their learning.

Agenda for site visit.

Birdville ISD - February 15, 2018

To improve literacy and college readiness, Birdville ISD is implementing a two-part approach at the their high schools. At the district’s traditional high schools, Birdville ISD is piloting station rotation and flipped classroom models in order to personalize instruction and improve performance. Birdville ISD has also redesiged the district’s alternative high school into a school of choice for all students by using a flex model, which will allow learners to speed up or slow down their credit accumulation based on their individual needs.

Agenda for site visit.

Georgetown ISD - February 6, 2018

Addressing stagnant student growth represented in state accountability scores and internal curriculum based assessments, plus low student motivation and interest in math, Georgetown ISD is implementing a highly-personalized station rotation blended learning model at Tippit Middle School. This model provides students increased opportunities for collaboration and connection to real world problems, time to work in small groups, personalized support, and an increased responsibility in setting and tracking their progress towards learning goals in 6th grade math classrooms at Tippit Middle School.

Agenda for site visit.

Cisco ISD - January 23, 2018

For many years Cisco ISD has been a leader in Region 14 for state accountability scores, consistently surpassing statewide STAAR standards. Despite their current successes, the number of Cisco ISD students excelling by reaching advanced achievement metrics has remained stagnant. To elevate all students to their own individual higher levels of academic achievement, Cisco ISD is implementing a station rotation blended learning model to fill gaps and push students to succeed, as measured by improved performance in math and science at their elementary and middle schools, scaling to all four district schools over three years.

 

Agenda for site visit.

Ysleta ISD - December 12, 2017

To solve for the problem of low level literacy achievement, Ysleta ISD is implementing a station rotation model in two K-5 elementary schools. Recognizing the ineffectiveness of whole group instruction and a lack of using data to deeply drive personalized education, Ysleta ISD is focused on personalizing learning, increasing reading levels, and improving student engagement to ensure that students and teachers are engaged in using data to set and achieve goals.

Agenda for site visit.

Clear Creek ISD - October 9, 2017

Clear Creek ISD is implementing a station rotation model in all 3-5th grade reading and science classrooms, resulting in improved performance in both reading and science and increased student agency. Using this model, Clear Creek ISD has created a learner-centered culture that provides self-directed, blended learning opportunities in order for each learner to meet his or her individual learning goals and for teachers to more efficiently and effectively personalize the instruction for each student at scale.

Agenda for site visit.

Houston ISD - November 9, 2017

The Mini-Academy at Austin High School is a highly innovative example of what can be accomplished within a traditional high school. The leadership team at Austin High saw a significant gap in their reading levels and very low levels of student agency. The model that they developed is a “school within a school,” where students attend all courses, except one elective, in the blended learning Mini-Academy. Features of the Mini-Academy include significant amounts of flex time, daily reading intervention, and strategic small group instruction within core classes.

Agenda for site visit.

Ysleta ISD - November 9, 2017

To solve for the problem of low level literacy achievement, Ysleta ISD is implementing a station rotation model in two K-5 elementary schools. Recognizing the ineffectiveness of whole group instruction and a lack of using data to deeply drive personalized education, Ysleta ISD is focused on personalizing learning, increasing reading levels, and improving student engagement to ensure that students and teachers are engaged in using data to set and achieve goals.

Agenda for site visit.

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.