Case Studies from the Oakland Blended Learning Pilot

Beginning in the 2012-13 school year, the Rogers Family Foundation and partner foundations invested in four Oakland Unified School District schools to pilot blended-learning models. During the 2013-14 school year the Blended Learning Pilot expanded to a second cohort that included two district-run middle schools and two local public charter schools.

All eight pilot schools utilized technology and digital content as one strategy to increase personalized instruction for students. Teachers focused more of their time and resources on small group instruction, increasing students’ ownership over their learning, and helping all stakeholders make better use of data. Schools phased in new pedagogies and online content over three years, which allowed them to adjust and learn along the way.

The following Blended Learning Pilot Case Studies provide updates and learnings over the three-year implementation period: