As part of our LREP goal of balancing the tradition of educational excellence along with innovation to make the most engaging and relevant learning environment possible for our students, several teachers at MLHS piloted blended learning experiences last year. Dr. Mucci and myself offered a new online elective, Law & Courts, in which students accessed the curriculum via Canvas, a virtual learning platform. The greatest benefit to having a blended learning experience is the ability for students to access course content whenever, wherever, and “why-ever” as often as they want, enabling them to customize their personal learning experience.
This year we launched Online Economics, a required course for MLHS students (unless they take AP Economics or Discrete Math) to meet their financial literacy state requirment. This semester it is taught by the Social Studies supervisor. All assignments will be completed online and we hope to continue offering even more options, including a plannned Campaign 2016 class next semester!