Virtual & Blended Learning

RMA is committed to preparing our students to be 21st-century learners prepared for career and college. We know exceptional teaching, student feedback, and individualized learning are the best ingredients needed to increase student achievement. Across the district we utilize the blended learning rotational model, in which students rotate through different learning stations, at least one of including activities such as small-group or full-class instruction, group projects, individual tutoring, online learning and pencil-and-paper assignments. Students are given different opportunities for instruction, reinforcement and application of concepts, thus giving them greater opportunity for understanding and innovation.

As the district rapidly grows, we have established a distance education program to meet the ever increasing needs for quality instruction across the district. We are delighted to introduce our esteemed group of composite certified, virtual teachers and curriculum developers who have helped employ the vision of expectation education practices.

Curriculum/Virtual Team:

  • Elizabeth Fairchild – Assistant Director
  • Eduardo Rodriguez – Instructional Coordinator
  • Amena Amires – Math
  • Holly Boerner – Reading
  • Denise Castillo – Math
  • Buffy Longoria – CTE
  • Joseph Melody – SPED
  • Gary Milikin – Social Studies
  • Nicole Morgan – Science
  • Sandra Mulsow – Social Studies
  • Alexandra Patterson-Science
  • Terence Plumb – English
  • Stacey Rutledge – CTE
  • Roberta Shook – SPED/ English
  • Jessica Simmers – Math

 

Distance courses incorporate components of live broadcasting by our virtual teachers and reinforcement of concepts with highly-qualified associate teachers. Additionally, the application of these various activities provides the students with a means of developing their own interactive portfolio, meeting the needs for House Bill 149.

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to expose RMA students to the most current educational technologies available, including:

  • New laptop and lab computers
  • TI-84 graphing calculators
  • SmartBoards
  • All-in-one computers
  • Hue digital cameras
  • Nikon digital cameras
  • Adobe Creative Cloud and AdobeConnect software
  • Canvas learning platform utilized by colleges and universities nationwide