Calif. District's Blended Initiative Aims to Personalize Learning
The California district is building up blended learning programs to address students' individual needs
What is the ideal learning environment for a high schooler who also has a job? A student who needs a more individualized pace? Or a boy or girl who is turned off by the rigid schedules of most brick-and-mortar schools?
Educators at the Riverside Virtual School in California are still working on the answers to those questions, but with six years of experience, they have an idea of how such an environment might look. And more and more, that idea is taking shape as a blended learning approach, which mixes face-to-face instruction and online learning.
"The program morphs itself around the needs of the students," said David E. Haglund, the principal of the grades 3-12 school, which is part of the...
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