Blended Learning

Blended Learning

Blended learning combines the best in-person instruction and online technology to deliver student-centered learning.

Blended courses (also known as hybrid or mixed-mode courses) are classes where a portion of the traditional face-to-face instruction is replaced by web-based online learning. For students, blended courses offer the conveniences of online learning combined with the social and instructional interactions that may not lend themselves to online delivery (e.g., lab sections or proctored assessments). Blended learning takes place when a student learns at least in part online, with some element of student control over the time, place, path, and/or pace of their learning, while also enjoying the benefits that come with education at a brick-and-mortar school.  (Christensen Institute definition)

Blended learning is personalized to meet an individual student's needs.

In an effort to implement blended learning in Stafford MSD, we have several initiatives that will enhance teacher instruction and give students the opportunity to take more ownership of their own learning. Those initiatives include the roll out of a new Learning Management System (Blackboard), the roll out of a one-to-one iPad initiative at the Middle School, and online learning options. Click each link below to learn more about each initiative.

Blackboard - Learning Management System

One-to-One iPad Initiative

Online Learning