Kramer Middle School in Washington, D.C. continues its focus on improving instruction and investing in technology by partnering with ed tech training leader Atomic Learning. In 2011–12, a blended school model was introduced, which combines a rich, personalized online program with face-to-face time with teachers. The school is now adding the Atomic Learning solution to supplement the blended model.
All elements of the program — including the online instruction — take place in the classrooms with teacher supervision. “With this blended school model, the Kramer staff of strong, dedicated teachers works with students to make the most of every minute of the school day,” said Kramer Middle School Principal Kwame Simmons.
Each day, students have four class periods, including English and math. Classes are 90 minutes long, and for each one, the students are split into two groups.