Online learning has transformed contemporary education. It has opened the doors for students to digest information in an entirely new way, learn on their own time and at their own pace, and do it all in the comfort of their own home. However, online schooling can also be isolating, since many students benefit from having face-to-face (F2F) time with a teacher and peers. For us, the answer was  blended learning, which gives students a mixture of online and F2F instruction.

At Springs Studio for Academic Excellence (previously named Falcon Virtual Academy) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, we started out as an online-only school...

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  • About the Author:

    Rochelle Kolhouse is associate principal for Pikes Peak Early College, and has previously served as the instructional coach for School District 49’s iConnect Zone, which includes Spring Studio and two other schools. Follow her on Twitter @roach_kolhouse.