My Implementation Plan: Blended Learning and the Station Rotation Model

This document outlines the implementation plan for My Innovation Plan: Blended Learning and the Station Rotation Model and is designed to be initially implemented in a first grade self-contained bilingual classroom.

This document was guided by the Blended Learning Implementation Guide Version 2.0 publication by Digital Learning Now! Smart Series.

Literature Review: The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Learning Environments also serves as a supportive resource for the innovation and implementation plans.

Step 1: Create Conditions for Success

Terminology and Definitions

  • Blended learning, Rotation Model, Station Rotation Model, online instruction, teacher-led instruction, collaborative activities and stations

Academic Goals

  • Campus-wide
  • First Grade
    • Reading and Language Arts: Universal Screeners, DRA, I-Station, Benchmarks, other assessments
    • Math: Universal Screeners, I-Station, Benchmarks, other assessments
    • Science/Social Studies: Benchmarks, other assessments


  • Grade Level Team Members, Leader
  • Paraprofessionals, Interventionists
  • Campus Technologist
  • Instructional Facilitator
  • Assistant Principal, Principal

Implementation Support

  • Primary-Leadership Team (Coordinator, Content Representatives, Technical Support)
  • Secondary-Campus Technologist, Instructional Facilitator, Assistant Principal, Principal


  • School budget, Parent-Teacher Organization, community sponsors

Content and Equipment

  • Premium versus free and teacher-developed
  • 5 computers per classroom
  • 5-8 iPads per classroom
  • Headphones


  • Classrooms, Wi-Fi, computers, iPads, headphones, outlets, cables, and carts

Step 2: Plan

Strategy and Timeline

  • 2016-2017 Academic Year
    • 1st Semester, 1st-3rd Six Weeks, Create Conditions for Success
    • 2nd Semester, 4th Six Weeks-one content area, 5th Six Weeks-two content areas, 6th Six Weeks-three content areas
  • 2017-2018 Academic Year
    • Create school day schedule for full implementation
    • Full implementation of all content areas, all year, grade levels to be determined (if participation is not campus-wide)
Instructional Model: Station Rotation
Number of students per group Online instruction Teacher-led instruction Collaborative activity/station Collaborative activity/station 
Reading 4-5 students max. Computer Mini lesson iPad Previous day’s learning objective
Language Arts
Science/Social Studies
Station Rotation: 1st Grade Bilingual
  Online instruction (computer) Teacher-led instruction Collaborative activity/station (iPad) Collaborative activity/station (other)
Reading Genre/ comprehension strategy/ skill Genre/ comprehension strategy/ skill; Read aloud I-Station Reading-Spanish Spanish high frequency words; TBD
Language Arts ESL Development; English high frequency words Writing/ Grammar; Esperanza I-Station Reading-English Writing; TBD
Math TBD Mini-lesson I-Station Math; TBD Calendar; Spiral review
Science/ Social Studies TBD Mini-lesson TBD Poetry; TBD

Steps 3 & 4: Implement and Improve

Impact Measurement and Professional Development
Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly Ongoing
Horizontal Team Meeting E-mail blast; Training by Leadership Team and/or Campus Technologist Vertical Team Meeting; Campus-wide Instructional Staff Meeting Campus-wide Forum; Sharing and Modeling Best Practices by Instructional Staff
Yearly: Campus-wide Instructional Staff Meeting
Review strengths and weaknesses, short-term and long-term goals, immediate versus gradual changes; Review multi-year budget; Review culture (values, equity, innovation, good habits, care, big questions, support, collaboration, mastery, execution)
Sources of Measurement
Skyward Educator Access Plus, Eduphoria, I-Station, Google Drive, etc.



Digital Learning Now!. (2013). Blended Learning Implementation Guide Version 2.0. Retrieved from

Horn, M. B., & Staker, H. (2015). Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools (First ed.). San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass.



4 thoughts on “My Implementation Plan: Blended Learning and the Station Rotation Model

  1. Peer Review #1:
    I really like how detailed your outline is! You’ve thought of every possible option and issue that might arise. The table that you have included is helpful to see the specifics of your plan. The inclusion of model lessons and professional development will be so helpful to the other teachers, and I also love the inclusion of mindset training….SO important! It’s great that you’re including so many faculty members and students in your implementation. They will all benefit greatly!


  2. Peer Review #2
    Great job on your outline! I love your guided, step-by-step detail! This is what mine is missing. I basically have the time-frame aspect of the implementation stage, but I am currently missing the preparing and a few details of implementation. I gathered several awesome ideas from you and Dr. Harapnuik’s list of questions! Thank you for a job well done. I’m sorry I do not have more suggestive feedback for you. You have covered everything I could possibly think about, and seem to have put an extremely large amount of thought and consideration into your planning and outline. If I come up with anything that you might could benefit from, I will definitely return and let you know! As of now, great job!


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