Blended Learning Program
Blended learning combines online delivery of educational content with the best features of classroom interaction and live instruction to personalize learning, allow thoughtful reflection, and differentiate instruction from student-to-student across a diverse group of learners. With rapidly increasing use around the nation, this model is proving highly effective in helping schools address the struggles of student achievement, limited resources, and the expectations of 21st century learners. The ICEF model consists of classes that are structured in three small groups working in concentric circles of instruction: a teacher-directed center, a collaborative learning center, and a self-directed center.
ICEF Public Schools' approach to Blended Learning uses carefully selected technology based instructional programs which allow the teacher to maximize impact on students by streamlining tasks such as formative assessment, remedial intervention, and independent skill practice. This frees the teacher to focus on the aspects of instruction that only a trained teacher can accomplish: the building of higher order thinking skills, cognitive engagement, and the ICEF College Readiness Model. Blended Learning will be a driver in preparing our students to attend and compete academically at the top 100 colleges and universities in the nation.