Blended Learning

St. Mary School on Blended Learning

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What is Blended Learning, the Station Rotation Model and why the change in our instructional strategy?

Blended Learning is an innovative educational approach that blends individualized, online learning, teacher-led classroom instruction, and collaborative student-led activities. Blended Learning follows the Station Rotation approach, where instruction is delivered via three main stations: (1) traditional teacher-led instruction, (2) collaborative small group activities, and (3) individualized computer and online instruction and assessment using our iPads.

Blended Learning follows the Station Rotation model, which means students receive direct, small group instruction from the teachers, personalized assessments via iPads, and collaborate with fellow students in small group learning activities. Students have more opportunities to ask direct questions of teachers and teachers have the capability of driving instruction based on immediate feedback from online assessments of students.

St. Mary’s School, founded in 1950, educates preschoolers through 8th graders in the Catholic tradition. We offer our students the opportunity to encounter Christ through the ministry of education, we strive for academic excellence, and we promote the Gospel message to mission in a spirit of service to all peoples.

St. Mary’s School has immediate openings in all grades. For more information about St. Mary’s School and admission, please contact the school at (760) 743-3431.

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