Education, From The Capitol To The Classroom

Blended Learning Charter Coming To Indianapolis Shifts Tactics

Earlier this month we wrote about Rocketship Education, a California charter company planning to open a school in Indianapolis. Students at the school split their time between the classroom and the computer lab, but that approach isn’t working. Here’s a quick update from KQED’s MindShift blog:

In a PBS Newshour special last month, several teachers said that Learning Lab practice isn’t linked closely enough to what happens in class. Bufalino says that teachers have always been encouraged to use data from online learning to inform their teaching; that said, at its most basic level, the function of the Learning Lab was for skills practice, while teachers focused teaching on what they call higher order thinking skills in class. Now, Rocketship is hoping teachers will have more control over both.

“The idea is that in this more flexible model, there will be more time for teachers to diagnose and look at the data,” Bufalino said.

Read more at:

About StateImpact

StateImpact seeks to inform and engage local communities with broadcast and online news focused on how state government decisions affect your lives.
Learn More »