How can non-traditional staffing arrangements and blended learning in schools personalize learning for students? Public Impact and the Clayton Christensen Institute considered non-traditional staffing arrangements and use of blended learning in eight district, charter, and private schools around the country.
This series of profiles, plus videos to accompany most of the profiles, looks at how the schools have set up their educator roles and blended learning—and the resulting personalization. The cases focus on schools and teachers that have demonstrated noteworthy student achievement results.
Coming soon—more profiles, videos, and a white paper explaining the commonalities among these profiles.
Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools | Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (LAB) provides personalized instruction using a combination of four teaching roles: lead teachers, learning specialists, resident teachers, and fellows.
CCSD Franchise Schools | Las Vegas, NV
The “Franchise School” model in Clark County School District uses three main educator roles: subject-specialized lead teachers, certified temporary tutors (CTTs) who monitor online learning, and growth analysts who monitor student data and work with teachers to ensure student progress. The schools are led by a single Franchise principal, with one assistant principal leading each school.
|WATCH: Teaching Roles at CCSD ||WATCH: The Student Experience at CCSD|
Cristo Rey San Jose | San Jose, CA
Cristo Rey San Jose, a private high school in San Jose, California, is part of a network of 32 Catholic schools focused on preparing underserved students for college. The school uses co-teaching, differentiated teaching roles, tutors, and online learning software to personalize its math courses according to each student’s needs.
|WATCH: Teaching Roles at Cristo Rey ||WATCH: The Student Experience at Cristo Rey|
Navigator Schools | Gilroy and Hollister, CA
Navigator Schools uses a combination of three roles to provide personalized instruction for its students: Teacher, teacher-in-training, and small-group instructor.
|WATCH: Teaching Roles at Navigator ||WATCH: The Student Experience at Navigator|