Updated May 2015
After positive results in a pilot year, this district adopted a station-rotation blended learning approach school-wide in its only high school in order to deliver a more student-centered education, help current teachers be more effective at meeting the individual needs of students, and create a more cost-effective school. Located in a small city in central Pennsylvania, the district intends to demonstrate that blended learning can be transformational in a mainstream school without additional costs or waivers.
The two-page grantee profiles from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provide factual information about the secondary school and postsecondary degree program designs awarded grants under NGLC's third and fourth waves of funding, which focused on two areas, "Breakthrough Models for College Readiness" and "Breakthrough Models for College Completion." The profiles describe what makes each model "breakthrough" and express both visually and through at-a-glance details the academic and organizational models, student demographics, hardware and software choices, and contact info. These profiles serve to illustrate the innovations of these new blended and online models, with practical details of interest to those starting a new school or degree program.
NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit nextgenlearning.org.