Blended Learning & Technology

Educational Technology

AHS articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible. While acknowledging the continuing need to provide greater equity of access to technology itself, AHS goes further to call upon all involved: administrators, teachers, and students to ensure equity of access to transformational learning experiences enabled by technology.

Educational Technology Principles

  • Personalization- Student academic progress is closely monitored and instruction is modified to meet individual needs
  • High Expectations- Each student has clearly defined rigorous standards that prepare them for college and career
  • Mastery Learning- Students have the opportunity to learn at their own pace and receive credit upon demonstrating mastery of core concepts through assessment, application or real world collaborative projects.
  • Student Centered-Learning- Students are empowered with skills, information, and tools needed to measure and take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Understanding of Individual Learner Needs- Teachers can monitor students and their performance to gain a greater understanding of individual needs.

Key Expectations

  • Teachers will use adaptive technology to differentiate and personalize instruction to meet the needs of each student.
  • Classrooms will be structured to meet the strategies of educational technology such as: inquiry based learning, center/stations based instruction, problem-solving strategies, and co-teaching.
  • Define expectations for student work or provide a rubric for written and/or collaborative projects.
  • Respond sensitively to inquiries about assignments and expectations.
  • Keep accurate and timely records of student progress and graded assignments.
  • Plan meetings with students and parents to discuss goals, learning targets, and student progress.
  • Communicate regularly with all parents of students.
  • Assessment, application, and real world collaborative projects will be used to demonstrate mastery.
  • Keep students on track with classroom instruction and help them to recap lost material in case of unforeseen absence.