It is hard to believe we are already one-fourth of the way through the school year. The Learning Institute at Blended Schools Network has bustled this fall with the addition of courses like Physics, Chemistry and Probability! The Language Institute has made the transition to the Learning Institute as districts like Glendale, North Penn and Shikellamy needed alternatives to help students with courses that were not available due to certification issues or just lack of time in the school day. We have been excited to help with our award winning courses and certified teachers!
Over the past few years we have dreamt about building on our strong World Language program delivering high quality live, on-line instruction. In our inaugural offering as the Learning Institute we are hosting 360 students who have chosen World Languages and 147 students who have chosen Physics, Chemistry, English, Probability, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education. Building on this strong foundation we have expanded to Advanced Placement, Core and Elective Courses for districts. Schools often looked to fill the needs of students who want to extend and enrich their school opportunities. With our unique approach that includes both a mentor, a teacher AND live on-line classes students can participate in course that meet both student and districts needs.
As new and emerging technologies make their way into classrooms we can help districts bridge the gaps with innovative ways to help schools discover, develop and deliver authentic and meaningful content. Scott at Tuscarora School District recently sent me this feedback, ..." I’m in a position where I have to judge/assess, somewhat, the effectiveness and progress of students in language courses (async vs. sync). We have nearly a split roster of language kids --- equal async and sync --- and while my feelings in the past have been mixed when it comes to the pros and cons and each, and which may be the better learning tool, I’m leaning more and more of late toward the “live” instruction model." He reiterated what we believe at Blended Schools Network when he said, "You each take a great, personable and relative approach to teaching these languages. Async courses have some things to boast about in the way of convenience, but they fall short in the flexibility, monitoring and “care” departments."
So whether you need to supplement your current curriculum or build the confidence in own teachers to deliver courses in online and blended platforms we are here to help:
- Supplement your schools' spring schedule with Blended Schools' Learning Institute Core, World Language and Elective courses! Our courses are developed and taught by certified teachers trained using Blended Schools Professional Development. http://blendedschools.net/language-institute-1/enroll
- Explore our credit recovery options for students who really want to graduate, but need a few extra credits. Our specially designed credit recovery courses are competency based and offer a problem based learning solution to provide an authentic learning experience. http://blendedschools.net/language-institute-1/credit-recovery
- Enroll in an online Professional Development course. Our BSN teachers use our Professional Learning Opportunities to sharpen their skills!! Sign up and meet new colleagues with great ideas or join a course with a group of friends (near or far). http://blendedschools.net/professional-development/course-builder-training-path