Blended Learning

Blended Learning Teaching and Learning Style

An approach to teaching and learning that combines the following elements:

  • face-to-face instruction
  • collaborative experiences that support students learning with and from each other
  • an emphasis on critical thinking, complex problem solving, and effective communication
  • technology such as Chromebooks and Google Suite

Blended Learning at BHS

Click here to see results from a survey taken by BHS students who experienced the blended learning approach in the fall of 2018.

Click here to view interviews with teachers using blended learning.

Student Role vs Teacher Role

Students are held accountable for their learning. For example, a student maybe asked to watch a video and take notes to gather content that would otherwise be presented in a formal lecture. Students are responsible for owning their learning, taking responsibility for their learning, and becoming the collaborator and communicator.

Teachers lecture less by using a variety of activities to present or practice content. This allows for the teacher to provide more individual focus on student learning. More time is used to assess progress and conference with students. Teachers become tutors in addition to providing content information and designing learning activities.

Benefits of Blended Learning

  • Increase student interest and engagement in learning
  • Increase student retention of information
  • Allows for quicker diagnostic information and feedback to gauge progress
  • Allows for more one on one time with teacher during class
  • Addresses different learning styles
  • Prepares students for the future: Blended learning offers a multitude of real-world skills, that directly translate into life skills, including
    • Self-learning
    • Self-motivation
    • Better decision making skills
    • Offers a larger sense of responsibility
    • Computer literacy