Classroom Models

Put the Emphasis on Student Learning

Blended learning uses digital curriculum in brick-and-mortar classrooms to increase teacher effectiveness and improve student outcomes. With Apex Learning digital curriculum, every student has access to a personalized, student-centric learning experience that results in increased student achievement.  

Blended learning classrooms vary in the amount of integration of traditional and digital learning, creating a spectrum of classroom models. At one end, primary instruction is traditional and digital learning supplements or provides remediation. Teachers are successfully enhancing their lessons, complementing teacher-directed activities, replacing entire units, and using Apex Learning digital curriculum in many ways to supplement classroom instruction. The combination of face-to-face classroom methods with the online delivery of instructional content forms an integrated instructional approach resulting in increased student outcomes.

At the other end of the spectrum of blended learning, primary instruction and assessment are primarily delivered online, students self-pace through the material, and the classroom teacher engages one-to-one with each student, using real-time data to monitor student progress and performance and determine the best way to help each student achieve. The teacher provides support as needed through activities such as small-group instruction, group projects, enrichment, and targeted intervention. 

The flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering direct instruction outside of the classroom. Time at home is used for initial direct-instruction and time in class with a teacher is spent applying learning and clarifying concepts through meaningful activities.  Student understanding deepens as they think critically, collaborate with peers and solve problems.