Blended Learning In Action 

We’ve been seeing fine examples of our ENGAGE - Blended Learning Initiative in the West Valley School District. We deployed Chromebooks to every 5th and 6th Grade student at the start of the 2016-17 school year and will deploy them to every 7th and 8th grader during the third week of January, 2017. Our plan is to deploy Chromebooks to every 5th - 12th grade student in West Valley School District at the start of the 2017-18 school year, next fall. These are exciting times! 

 Students in Ms. Khan's class are working toward Microsoft MOS Certification. She has already had three 7th graders earn this ranking, and we are not even at the midpoint of the 2016-17 school year. Students are also mastering Google Applications as well as taking a course on Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship. We saw 100% student engagement throughout the lesson!


At West Valley Middle School in Ms. Jenna Stratton's 5th grade math class, students are learning to write code in order to develop computer gaming concepts. This process is critical in learning problem-solving skills and logic patterns in coding. Again, we saw 100% student engagement.


Other examples of the coding sequence that students are learning in 5th Grade.

 

Great work teachers and students! Keep up this important work!

 

Posted by WVSD On 16 November, 2016 at 2:03 PM