Using Blended Learning to Increase Students’ Content Mastery: Robyn Carrier
Robyn CarrierAKA "The Leavanator"
Going into a year of unprecedented blended learning needs, science and math teachers needed a “fun and engaging way of reteaching math and science while being able to reassess students’ mastery of skills”.
During the summer of 2020, teachers across Spring ISD tested out Legends to see if students would be engaged in the platform and if students would be motivated to invest time when learning from home. Feedback from across the district was very positive: students loved playing and we expanded Legends into a resource teachers could use throughout the year for review, intervention, and more. As Robyn notes, “This has provided a great tool for asynchronous learning and the data is showing us that students are engaging during and after school hours.”
One of Robyn’s greatest Legends moments was seeing the investment teacher Robert Garza, who has “wholeheartedly infused Legends into his classroom”. Mr. Garza got so excited when we rolled Legends out last fall he printed out the Legends superheroes and hung them on his walls to get his kids pumped about using the program. Just recently, Mr. Garza won a grant from Toshiba to fund Legends of Learning for his school for all of the 21-22 school year.
Robyn goes by “The Leavanator” because not only is she constantly striving to raise the bar for her teachers and students, but she is also an amazing baker with a family that is lucky to share in the bounty of all those cookies!