Blended Learning is an 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; ad
- at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home.
The modalities along each student’s learning path, within a course or subject, are connected to provide an integrated learning experience. You can learn more about Blended Learning from our friends at the Silicon Fund and the Christensen Institute.
Thrive’s approach to Blended Learning includes:
- Student ownership of their learning. Students move at their own pace towards mastery of literacy and numeracy.
- Personalized learning, where connections between online and offline learning are transparent and intentional. Students know what they are working on, and teachers are thoughtful in supporting and creating learning pathways.
- Opportunities for self-direction, reflection, and choice.
- Data-driven instruction. Tech-based programs provide information to guide learning paths & teaching practices.
- Mastery-based learning, where students practice and achieve mastery of content knowledge and ways of being.
- Student-centered learning space. Classrooms are inviting and designed to be learner centered, to foster both collaborative and independent learning.
- Dynamic groupings. Small groups are assigned and updated regularly to maximize student learning.
- Various learning tools, including relevant technology.
- Teachers who build strong relationships. We create a joyful learning community where each child is heard, seen, & valued.
- High quality teachers who act as facilitators, interveners, and mentors in order to personalize learning.