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LEBANON SCHOOL DISTRICT: LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL (189655241)

LEBANON SCHOOL DISTRICT: LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL (189655241)

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After positive results in a pilot year, this district is adopting a station-rotation blended learning approach school-wide in its only high school in order to deliver a more student-centered education, help current teachers be more effective at meeting the individual needs of students, and create a more cost-effective school. Located in a small city in central Pennsylvania, the district intends to demonstrate that blended learning can be transformational in a mainstream school without additional costs or waivers.
The two-page grantee profiles from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provide factual information about the secondary school and postsecondary degree program designs awarded grants under NGLC's third and fourth waves of funding, which focused on two areas, "Breakthrough Models for College Readiness" and "Breakthrough Models for College Completion." The profiles describe what makes each model "breakthrough" and express both visually and through at-a-glance details the academic and organizational models, student demographics, hardware and software choices, and contact info. These profiles serve to illustrate the innovations of these new blended and online models, with practical details of interest to those starting a new school or degree program.
NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit nextgenlearning.org. 
http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/lebanon-school-district-lebanon-high-school
After positive results in a pilot year, this district is adopting a station-rotation blended learning approach school-wide in its only high school in order to deliver a more student-centered education, help current teachers be more effective at meeting the individual needs of students, and create a more cost-effective school. Located in a small city in central Pennsylvania, the district intends to demonstrate that blended learning can be transformational in a mainstream school without additional costs or waivers.
The two-page grantee profiles from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provide factual information about the secondary school and postsecondary degree program designs awarded grants under NGLC's third and fourth waves of funding, which focused on two areas, "Breakthrough Models for College Readiness" and "Breakthrough Models for College Completion." The profiles describe what makes each model "breakthrough" and express both visually and through at-a-glance details the academic and organizational models, student demographics, hardware and software choices, and contact info. These profiles serve to illustrate the innovations of these new blended and online models, with practical details of interest to those starting a new school or degree program.
NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit nextgenlearning.org. 
http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/lebanon-school-district-lebanon-high-school

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We are determined to prove that a transformational model of blended learning can work in traditional public schools.
ILLIAM 
 G
IOVINO
 , P
RINCIPAL
 , L
EBANON 
 H 
IGH 
 S 
CHOOL
 
LEBANON SCHOOL DISTRICT
LEBANON
 
HIGH
 
SCHOOL
The Vision:
Lebanon School District faces the same dilemma that school districts across the country are fac-
ing: a dicult budget environment but an urgent need to better serve individual students. Hiring more teachers would provide for more dif 
-ferentiated instruction, but it is just
not a solution that works nancially.
Instead, Lebanon has adopted a new combination of existing tools, new
technologies, and innovative teach
-ing methods to help the school’s
current teachers be more eective at providing learning that is per
-
sonalized to the individual needs of students. The approach is creating a more cost-eective school in the process. By transforming an existing
district high school, Lebanon School
District is determined to prove that
a transformational model of blend-ed learning is as useful in traditional public schools as it can be in charter schools, new magnet schools, or oth-
er schools that have special rules and exibility through waivers.
The Academic Model:
The the
-ory behind Lebanon’s school-wide blended learning system—which
they refer to as the Hybrid Learning Model— is that it will deliver a more
student-centric education that in-creases student engagement, there-
by motivating students to learn, and resulting in improved academic achievement. The school uses a sta
-tion-rotation approach in the core subject areas where classrooms are
arranged with three stations. In the direct instruction station, a certied teacher provides instruction to stu
-
dents in a small group setting. In the collaborative station, students work
in groups on projects that reinforce the subject matter and practice 21st
century learning skills.
In the independent station, stu-dents work on digital content that presents the same material in anoth-
er way. To select digital content and
classroom management tools, Leba-
non High School evaluated potential
tools along a rubric that considers
seven factors: general application,
assessments, curriculum, reporting, technology, implementation and
professional development, and cost. Teachers use data from regular as
-sessments completed at the inde-pendent station to cluster students
into groups for the rotations.The model seems to be working.
Students in hybrid learning scored nearly three times higher on their Keystone exams than students in tra-
ditional classes. In the pilot year, dis
-cipline incidents were down 50 per-
cent. Teachers believe their students
are more engaged and getting a bet-
ter education in their hybrid classes.
Students say they enjoy the hybrid learning program and are more en-
gaged in their work at school.
PERSONALIZED
 
LEARNING
 
IN
 
A
 
MAINSTREAM
 
DISTRICT
 
SCHOOL
AT A GLANCE:
Start Date:
Fall 2013
Grades Served:
9-12
Location:
Lebanon, PA
Operator:
Lebanon School District
Operator Type:
District
Setting:
Urban
Students at Start:
 1,209
Students at Capacity:
1,209
KEY FEATURES:
Complete Redesign Station Rotation Blended Model
“Our students deserve a personalized learning experience
and our community requires cost eective administration of instruction. Hybrid learning oers both.” 
 
MODEL TOOLBOX:
Learning Management System:
 Schoology
Student Information System:
 PowerSchool
Gradebook:
Illuminate Education, MasteryConnect
Assessment Tools and Approaches:
 Edusoft, Pathbrite ePortfolios, Exit Ticket
Implementation Partner:
 Education Elements
Digital Content Providers:
 Com-pass Learning, Apex Learning, Achieve 3000, Ten Marks, Khan Academy, Rosetta Stone
Hardware:
 1:1 with a mix of PCs, laptops, and tablets
—Marianne Bartley, Ed.D, Superintendent of Schools, Lebanon School District

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