The objective of the Grace Foundation is to make a rigorous Catholic education more affordable and available to Catholic families
Purcell Marian Blended Learning
BLENDED LEARNING PROGRAM
Purcell Marian Blended LearningGeneral Academics• The fundamental purpose of school is to ensure high levels of learning for all students. How do we create a school that helps more kids learn at higher levels?
Purcell Marian Blended LearningIt is all about student learning: What do students need to learn? How do we know the students have learned it? What do we do if they haven’t learned it or if they already know it?
Purcell Marian Blended Learning Although we make large gains in student learning, it is not enough. At the same time, there is no more time in the day to do more of what we are currently doing, so we need to do what we are currently doing more efficiently.
Definition:Blended learning personalizes eachstudent’s educational experience by enhancing traditional teaching methods with technology.
Purcell Marian Blended Learning Mission Dolores Video
Blended Learning at Purcell Marian Customize: made or fitted to the needs or preferences of a specific individualMany classrooms everydayForeign LanguageLanguage Arts ReadingSummer School
Purcell Marian Blended LearningBlended Learning on Steroids Couple student mastery with real time data by more efficiently identifying students’ strengths and weaknesses.
Purcell Marian Blended Learning Allows students to progress at their own rate. Informs teachers, through data compiled, of the student’s strengths and weaknesses. Strengths and weaknesses can then be addressed by the teacher who is now enabled to provide truly individualized education to the student.
Purcell Marian Blended Learning Due to our involvement with the GRACE Program we have been given the opportunity by the Archdiocese to begin a blended learning program at Purcell Marian.
Purcell Marian Blended LearningWhere We Are Timeline Archdiocese approval: Dec. 5, 2012 Unanimous PM Board Approval: Dec. 10, 2012 Consultant Group: Evergreen Education Group Experienced in blended learning implementation for traditional schools across the U.S. Based on months of intensive study, a decision has been made on how best to implement blended learning at Purcell Marian
Purcell Marian Blended Learning Where We Are: The Model Single-Discipline Instructional Model Mathematics
Why Math?General Academics• #1 indicator for success in college• Math courses in high school determine academic opportunity in college • 2-year college vs. 4-year college • Program of choice• Have explored numerous strategies, but the challenge remains to meet students’ needs
Why Math?Blended Learning: A Fit for EveryoneFour options aren’t always enough: • Advanced • College Prep • College Option • Remedial
Why Math?Blended Learning Solution• Revision of formal Math Standards in Ohio reflect academic need in ALL schools • Core vs. Non-Core Diploma
Purcell Marian Blended LearningStudent Advantages
Where We Are: The ModelMath: Instructional Staffing• Two full-time Master teachers• One full-time paraprofessional• One online concept coach• Blended Learning Coordinator
Purcell Marian Blended LearningDynamic Classroom Opportunities
Key Targets: • Building will be renovated to accommodate the learning space • Working with GBBN Architects (Bob Gramann ‘60) • Working with Messer Construction (Bernie Suer) • Working with CBTS (John Burns ‘79) • CBTS is working with Purcell Marian’s technology team to upgrade our equipment