In partnership with the University of Notre Dame, St. George Parish School has been implementing a blended learning program since 2015. Blending learning is an educational program that combines online digital media with traditional classroom methods and breaks down the traditional walls of teaching and allows for personalized learning for each student. It offers a student the ability to learn at his/her own pace. There are several designs of blending learning. At St. George, the rotation model is used, by which students rotate between self-paced online learning and face-to-face instruction.
Advantages Of Blended Learning
Increases student interest and focus
Promotes student ownership
Supports face-to-face teaching approaches
Allows instant diagnostic information and student feedback
Enables students to learn at their own pace
Prepares students for the future
To maximize the benefits of the blended learning model, St. George adopted the iReadyprogram. It is an adaptive growth measure & diagnostic for reading and mathematics which pinpoints student needs and provides ongoing progress monitoring to show whether students are on track to achieve end-of-year targets.
St. George Parish School provides students with access to a Chromebook during their school day.