MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

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One of the things that I really appreciate about MobyMax is the mix of direct instruction and the ability for students to discover learning on their own through discovery-based instruction. As a teacher, the continuous progress monitoring makes formative instruction that much easier.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

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Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? Lexia Reading Core5 is an online literacy program developed with an instructional model and scope and sequence based on research published in numerous peer reviewed journals.

Top Tips to Create an Organized, Blended Learning Space for Students!

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Join us May 21st to see how international classroom design consultant and elementary teacher, Erin Klein, is leveraging technology to maximize her teaching time, while differentiating and personalizing her instruction for all students.

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll be co-hosting a panel conversation on how I help kids learn how to personalize their own learning, how we can differentiate instruction, and we’ll have an “old fashioned” tool share at 2 pm in the room.

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How to make time for innovation

The Christensen Institute

Last month, I had the privilege of observing a gathering of Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) districts in Concord, N.H. As such, performance assessments can take more time and expertise to grade than simple multiple-choice tests with one “right answer.”

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What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

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Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Monday Motivation Social Emotional Learning Students Teachers

Consistent Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Leads to Surge in Charter Schools USA Elementary Students Literacy Gains

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BOSTON (March 12, 2018) – An analysis of more than 22,600 K–5 students within the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) network found that incorporating recommended use levels of the Lexia Reading Core5® program into instruction resulted in substantial growth in reading skills during the 2016/17 school year, over and above that achieved with non-Core5 instruction.

Common Core: Addressing Text Complexity through Digital Resources

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The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) issued a letter informing us they will increase the text complexity as well as higher Lexile levels on the current AIMS test this year to help transition to the PARCC assessment. 21st Century Learning Common Core differentiated instruction

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit

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One of my favorites is from Kate Wagner, principal of Red Mill Elementary, who says, “ We are no longer teaching to the middle.” 4) Blog—Five Steps to Differentiated Instruction In this blog, we take a deep dive into differentiated instruction by laying out five steps to get you started.

One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success

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In a conversation with EdSurge, Gilmore—who became Allendale’s superintendent a year ago—discusses how she is turning around her district, and outlines her six-step instructional process that drives teacher and student success. performing formative assessments.

New Hampshire testing pilot breaks the federal accountability mold

The Christensen Institute

Department of Education made a groundbreaking decision to allow four school systems in New Hampshire to pilot a new accountability regime based on a mix of local and state assessments. New Hampshire’s Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE) pilot will allow locally managed assessments to count toward federal accountability requirements. A new approach to assessment sits at the fulcrum of any competency-based approach. This week the U.S.

Site Visit & Shift Happens

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The teachers were masters at differentiated instruction with technology. What was interesting was the learning taking place in 6th-8th grade looked similar to the elementary with the students working in small learning groups. The other was an 8th grade math class, where they were presenting their research to their small group for peer assessment. The students had their paper packets out with their rubrics to assess their peers.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

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standards-based) school for at-risk youth, pre-packaged curriculum and assessments offered very little flexibility for personalization or modification. With students on my roster performing at a range of grade levels from elementary to beyond high school, I decided against bundled curriculum and textbooks and instead committed to building an in-house curriculum tailored to my students’ needs.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Encouragingly, the current ESSA draft mentions blended learning as one such innovation, if schools manage to effectively integrate technology into their instructional core. In many ways, disruption is already underway in the K–12 education system, relative to how we deliver content and structure assessment.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

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Grouping math students to target instruction has become widespread, with students often placed in one of three categories—intervention, advanced, and somewhere in the middle. Intervention students can get stuck in a deficit model of instruction that repeatedly focuses only on they skills and knowledge they lack. Adaptive GBL platforms can help by doing the heavy lifting, handling instructional planning, delivery, and data collection in mixed ability classrooms.

What teachers want in a data dashboard

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When Amber Teamann was a teacher in Garland, Texas, seven years ago, her use of data to help guide her instruction was fairly limited. Based on the programs I was using, I could evaluate how to differentiate instruction for my students,” she said.

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Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

However, there seems to be a bit of confusion as to what blended learning is or the conditions that have to be established for it to improve feedback, differentiate instruction and empower learners. Here is the difference: Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

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It is therefore essential to personalize instruction based upon learner differences if we are going to ensure that all students thrive in our schools. The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback.

How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data-Driven Classrooms

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This will not be another article about how you need to use data to drive your instruction. Instead, let's take a look at some ways to use data regularly in your classroom and take some of the pain out of obtaining it to differentiate instruction. In Support of Formative Assessment As educators, we can use formative assessments to monitor progress while we still have time to reteach, fix misconceptions, and give more practice time.

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Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This”

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I work part-time with elementary learners – with gifted learners during the school year and teaching maker education camps during the summer. Struggles with authentic tasks mimics real life so much more than completing those types of tasks and assessments done at most schools.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Of the 235 active elementary schools currently profiled in the BLU school directory , 136, or 58 percent, of them have a Station Rotation program.

Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core

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Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and better manage classroom time.

Broward County Public Schools Selects Science A-Z As District-wide Supplement to K–5 Science Curriculum

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Florida’s second largest district partners with Learning A-Z to provide its elementary schools with professional learning and an award-winning curriculum resource that blends science and literacy TUCSON—Aug. Resources can be used for one-to-one, small-group, and whole-class instruction.

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Roundy Elementary , Vegas Verdes Elementary , and Elaine Wynn Elementary , three franchise schools in Las Vegas’s Clark County School District, and Hollister Prep and Gilroy Prep, two charter elementary schools operated by Navigator Schools in the San Jose area. All five schools use some variation of the Station Rotation or Lab Rotation blended-learning models for core instruction in math and English language arts. Data-driven instruction.

Launch, Fail, Grow: Using Iteration To Build Great Schools

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Readers will know that I promised a thoughtful follow-up to my previous post in which I criticized DeLisle’s recent Ed Week rant on differentiated instruction. For, surely, this is the issue with Differentiated Instruction. Using Iteration To Build Great Schools.

Prodigy - free math game that helps students learn math while having fun

Educational Technology Guy

Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and better manage classroom time.

4 keys to supporting college and career readiness

eSchool News

Our efforts seem to be paying off, as all of our elementary and middle schools are rated by the state as either “shows progress” or “excels” in terms of reading and math achievement. We would not have known this was a problem without our common district assessments to evaluate instruction.

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

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Base groupings on information: Use pre-tests, formatives assessments, learning styles, and even student interest surveys to divvy up the students. Don’t assess and forget: For groupings based on ability or readiness, don’t just plop the kids together and assume they’re all set.

8 essential qualities of a digital literacy curriculum

eSchool News

That was a voicemail message I received from a friend, a principal at a local elementary school one sunny summer afternoon. “Jeff. I’ve got a big challenge. Help!”. What was the challenge?

Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards

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Core5 provides explicit, systematic instruction through personalized learning paths in six areas of reading. PowerUp is designed to enhance core English language arts instruction for non-proficient readers in grades 6 and above.

Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning

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The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

The Virtual Instruction to Accentuate Learning program in Putnam County Schools in Cookeville, Tenn., The elementary school in the Randolph Central School District uses blended learning to actually differentiate instruction and has significantly improved its students’ math scores on state assessments. And the Spring City Elementary Hybrid Learning School in Spring City, Penn.,

Mississippi Department of Education Approves i-Ready® as a Universal Screener for Grades K–3

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The state vetted universal screening assessments schools will administer to all students at least three times annually to provide an “especially critical ‘first look’ at individual students.” NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

MobyMax launches K-8 cognitive skills science curriculum

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Cognitive Skills Science is a great addition that will help teachers differentiate instruction, as well as assess students’ understanding of key concepts,” said Elizabeth Was, a teacher at Mark Fine Elementary School in Las Vegas.

Chicago Public Schools Prepares Students for Life After Graduation with Achieve3000

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are determined to become college and career ready with the help of Achieve3000, the leader in differentiated instruction. are determined to become college and career ready with the help of Achieve3000 , the leader in differentiated instruction. There is an undeniable connection between strong reading and writing skills and future success,” said Judith Sauri, principal at Richard Edwards Elementary. Large, urban school districts in the U.S.