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Blended Learning at Pleasant View Elementary

Posted on February 7, 2013 · Posted in Blended Learning, Institute News

The Highlander Institute is incredibly pleased with the growth and progress that is taking place at Pleasant View Elementary. Blended learning has only been up and running for a short period of time, but the outcomes around student engagement and behavior have been tremendous, and the teacher receptiveness have been incredible.

The partnership between Highlander Institute’s blended learning facilitators and the Pleasant View staff have been fantastic and the school is firing on all cylinders when it comes to implementing the beginning phases of blended learning and personalization in the classroom.
Watch this video, Blended Learning at the RI Model School from Highlander Institute on Vimeo to get a first hand glimpse at what’s been happening at Pleasant View.

Back Story: In May of 2012, Pleasant View Elementary School, a high-poverty, persistently low-achieving, public school in Providence RI, became the winning school in the Rhode Island Department of Education’s “Innovation Powered by Technology” Model School grant.

Pleasant View was one of a dozen schools to apply for the $470,000 grant which will be used to increase student-centered learning by allowing students to spend at least half of their school day learning online.

Pleasant View teachers have only been working with Blended Learning since the fall and already the school is seeing dramatic changes in student engagement and achievement.

The Highlander Institute has been a strategic partner for Pleasant View both in securing the RI Innovation grant and in helping to implement blended learning. If you are interested in getting blended learning up and running at your school contact admin@highlanderinstitute.org.