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By: Dian Schaffhauser on July 13th, 2016

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Nation's First District-Wide Blended Program Set to Enter Year 2

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A year after a Yuma, AZ district introduced an iPad 1-to-1 program into grades K-8, at least one of its schools is seeking grant money to set up a program that would provide activities before and after school for students as well as classes for parents.

During the 2015-2016 school year Yuma Elementary School District One used $4.8 million in bond dollars to outfit all 9,000 students with access to the tablet computing devices and to do network infrastructure upgrades to sustain the increased bandwidth needs.

The district hired Education Elements to consult on how to structure the digital transformation, especially its flagship element, blended learning. Alongside the tablets, the district also began introducing a personalized learning program that melds a blend of face-to-face and frequent assessments to help teachers tailor their approaches to each student. Conservative think tank Lexington Institute called Yuma the first district in the country to convert completely to blended learning.



This article appeared orginially on the Journal. Read the full article here.


About Dian Schaffhauser

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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