Personalized learning model grabs out-of-state attention
EVANSTON — Administrators and staff of Uinta County School District No. 1 met with officials from the Kansas Department of Education on Thursday, Sept. 7, to discuss the district’s personalized learning program, including blended learning.
Blended learning, a priority of the district over the past several years, combines traditional face-to-face instruction with the use of technology and online learning.
Jaraun Dennis, UCSD No. 1 director of personalized learning, said, “As a district we usually talk about needing four components — small group instruction, integration of digital tools, the use of data to make data-driven decisions, and the idea of self direction.”
According to Dennis, blended learning is just a part of the district’s move toward a personalized learning model that includes “some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace.”...