Westminster School District will receive a 2016 Golden Bell Award from the California School Board Association for its i4 Blended Learning Initiative. WSD is one of only 56 recipients to receive the state’s leading educational honor. The Golden Bell Award, now in its 37th year, recognizes public school programs that are innovative and sustainable, make a demonstrated difference for students and concentrate on meeting the needs of all public school students.
WSD’s i4 Blended Learning Initiative focuses on inspiring, innovating, implementing, and impacting (i4) student learning. Blended learning combines technology with traditional classroom resources and the initiative was developed to help provide our students with the 21st century skills necessary to be college and career ready.
The objective of the i4 Blended Learning Initiative is to inspire teachers to innovate in their classrooms by implementing effective strategies, which will impact student learning.
With Chromebooks for every student and other online tools, teachers engage students in “dynamic learning” across a range of methods. Students are no longer limited to learning by solely listening to a lecture or reading a book. Students learn in many different ways, and teachers will have the resources to accommodate many different types of learners.
WSD will receive its Golden Bell Award at CSBA’s Annual Education Conference in San Francisco on Dec. 3. CSBA is the non-profit education association representing the elected officials who govern public school districts and county offices of education.
WSD serves nearly 10,000 students in grades K-8 at 17 schools in Westminster, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach and Midway City. Visit http://www.wsdk8.us for more information.