Making Blended Learning Work under the Toughest Circumstances

Moderated by Kevin Hogan, eSchool News, Editor-at-Large

Join us for a panel style webinar to learn from the experts on how to make blended learning work under the toughest circumstances.

Renae Abboud, Director of Education Solution Services at Fuel Education will facilitate an informative discussion between Shawn Brown, Principal at Wright City Academy and Carol Robinson, Director of Technology at Progressive Leadership Academy.

Both Shawn and Carol have extensive experience with implementing blended learning programs throughout their careers. Wright City Academy has a unique online and blended learning program that is helping struggling students become independent and successful learners. Progressive Leadership Academy has a flex model of blended learning but also gives students a chance to participate in internships, jobs and college classes.

Don’t miss the chance to hear both of these successful blended learning stories and learn more about:

Factors to consider when selecting a blended learning model
Ways to address technology gaps
How blended learning programs prepare students for the future
How results can turn blended learning skeptics into believers

Meet Your Speakers

Shawn Brown
Wright City Academy

Shawn Brown is currently the high school principal at Wright City R-II School District.  He previously served as the assistant principal at Wright City R-II School District.  Prior to his 13 years at WCR-II as an administrator, Shawn was an ELA teacher at both Wright City High School and Jackson High School.  For the past two years, Shawn has facilitated for the Hook Center for the Missouri Leadership Academy and also at the Outdoor Leadership Experience.  Over the course of the last several years, Shawn has given presentations across the state of Missouri on various educational topics at the SMCCA conference and numerous school districts.

Carol Robinson
Director of Technology
Progressive Leadership Academy

Carol Robinson is the Director of Technology at Progressive Leadership Academy in Chicago. After earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation from Jackson State University in Mississippi, Carol launched her career in education in 2003 as a public school teacher in Jackson, Mississippi. In 2008, Carol moved to Chicago and began teaching with the Chicago Public School District, where she worked with high school dropouts who wanted to reenter the high school setting to obtain their diploma on a non-traditional pathway. When Carol became the coordinator for the entire online program, she implemented blended learning, which resulted in great gains in online course completions.

Renae Abboud, M.Ed.
Director of Solution Services
Fuel Education

Renae Abboud leads a team of education specialists responsible for creating innovative and successful online and blended learning programs. She specializes in working with administrators through all stages of a blended learning implementation, including the strategies, design, plan and evaluation stages. Prior to joining Fuel Education, Renae was a classroom teacher in Oregon and Virginia. She holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from the University of Portland and a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from the University of Maryland.