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1 Blended Learning Leadership Forum Cat Alexander and Cheryl Niehaus Monday January 14, 2012

2 A Quick Introduction With which group do you most closely identify? A. School District B. Charter Management Organization C. Legislature D. Association

3 A Quick Introduction In the next two years, do you seek to: A. Create proof points in individual schools of blended learning in TX B. Support adoption of blended learning in a district or CMO C. Scale blended learning statewide D. I need to learn more about blended learning before deciding whether to take action

4 A Quick Introduction What is your goal for today s session? A. Learn what blended learning is B. Consider how to implement blended learning in my organization C. Learn about examples of blended learning in other states

5 Key Questions 1. What problem are you trying to solve? 2. How disruptive do you want to be? 3. What is your instructional goal, and how will technology support your vision? 4. What operational areas can you flex? 5. What are the financial parameters of your blended implementation? 6. In what policy context are you operating? 2012 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Company Confidential 5

6 Wide range of Blended Learning Models The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning by Heather Staker and Michael Horn, May 2012; Innosight Institute Website 2012 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Company Confidential 6

7 Alliance for College Ready Schools Alliance at a Glance (11-12) Name Alliance College-Ready Public Schools Founded 2003 Location Los Angeles, CA Network 14 high schools and 6 middle schools serving 8,540 students; 3 schools utilize blended learning Demographics 95% Free/Reduced Lunch, 22% English Language Learners, 7% Special Education Growth Projection 30 schools serving 12,000 students by Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Company Confidential 7

8 FirstLine Schools Arthur Ashe FirstLine at a Glance (11-12) Name FirstLine Schools Location New Orleans, LA Founded 1998 Network 5 schools serving 2,418 students1; during the school year, 2 schools operated a blended model in Math and ELA) Projected Growth No additional schools are planned at this time; total enrollment is projected to expand to 2,642 by 2015 Demographics 97% Free/Reduced Lunch, 1.3% English Language Learners, 14% Special Education 2012 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Company Confidential 8

9 KIPP Empower Academy KIPP LA at a Glance (11-12) Name KIPP LA Schools Founded 2007 Location Los Angeles, CA Network 3 elementary and 2 middle schools serving 1,650 students. Two schools KIPP Empower and KIPP Comienza Community Prep utilize blended learning. Demographics 88% Free/Reduced Lunch, 34% English Learners, 8% Special Education Growth Projection 14 schools by 2016; 6,645 students by full capacity in Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Company Confidential 9

10 Rocketship Education RSED at a Glance (11-12) Name Rocketship Education Founded 2006 Location San Jose, CA Network 5 schools serving 2,400 K-5 students in San Jose, CA. All schools in the Rocketship network use a blended learning model. Demographics 85% Free/Reduced Lunch, 70% English Language Learners, 4% Special Education Growth Projection 30 schools serving 15,000 students by Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Company Confidential 10

11 Summit Public Schools Summit at a Glance (11-12) NAME Summit Public Schools FOUNDED 2003 LOCATION Redwood City and San Jose, CA NETWORK 4 schools serving 932 students 2 schools use a blended model in math DEMOGRAPHICS 41% Free/Reduced Lunch, 15% English Learners, 12% Special Education GROWTH PROJECTION 14 schools serving 5,522 students by 2017

12 Resources General Information Innosight Institute Getting Smart Model Examples Next Generation Learning Challenge Innosight Institute Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Case Studies National Policy Organizations inacol Digital Learning Now! Human Capital Public Impact 2012 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Company Confidential 12

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