How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class

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Research around differentiated instruction confirms this is true. If you can adapt your instruction to reflect your students’ needs and learning preferences, you can make class time more effective and help students become more engaged. What is Differentiated Instruction?

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

What it is: MobyMax is more than just a tablet, it is a complete system that helps you identify areas of strength and weakness that your students might have through placement testing, progress monitoring, assessments, and IEP reporting; has practice for kindergarten through eighth grade mathematics, fact fluency, number sense, reading, language, literature skills, informational skills, writing, vocabulary, and state test prep.

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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. The assessment data is correlated to and highly predictive of outcomes on DIBELS, AIMSweb, MAPS and other commonly used norm-referenced assessments.

Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

eSchool News

We were using Core5 in just six of our elementary schools prior to the pandemic,” said Dr. Mary Ann Reilly, assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning. When COVID-19 hit and our schools transitioned to remote learning, we were able to quickly expand Core5 to all our elementary schools.

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

Kleinspiration

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. blended learning brain friendly brain-friendly class design differentiated instruction education free webinar kurzweil personalized learning teaching

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipping Your Classroom: Redefining Homework and Instruction is an excellent course to help you with this. 2 – Designing Online Assessments As you assess learning online, you’ll want to use the research-based best practices for online assessments.

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Using Data-Driven Instruction and SEL to Make the Most of Assessments

EdNews Daily

As other districts experiencing these factors know, this presents a variety of challenges to the fidelity and cohesiveness of instruction. Our solution is a combination of strong data-driven instruction and social-emotional learning (SEL). Data-Driven Instruction.

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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. His book, Code Breaker – 15+ Ways to Get Started With Coding, continues to top the charts in STEAM Education with a focus on rethinking assessment and evaluation.

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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. The PACE pilot program is the first federal-approved competency-based assessment pilot and allows a group of New Hampshire school districts to pilot a new accountability regime based on a mix of local and state assessments. For example, when KIPP Empower , an elementary school in Los Angeles, Calif.,

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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.

iPads in Students' Hands

wwwatanabe

This was our first year with iPads in the elementary classrooms, purchased with Title funding. Here''s an example from Mrs. Saggio''s class : This was a fabulous formative assessment because there were students who really could apply various meaning and creatively show this, while other students could only think of one way to use the word. 21st Century Learning differentiated instruction iPad Professional Development

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What lessons does special education hold for personalized learning?

The Hechinger Report

Fueled by donations from Silicon Valley philanthropists, the instructional approach has spread to classrooms around the country and more than 40 states are exploring it in some form. A student at Belmont-Cragin Elementary School.

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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. She has spoken internationally about supporting students, differentiating instruction for students learning English, and building strong communities in classrooms. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Monday Motivation Social Emotional Learning Students Teachers

Getting rid of gifted programs: Trying to teach students at all levels together in one class

The Hechinger Report

More than 30 years ago, Rockville Centre began a gradual but determined effort to do away with gifted classes in its elementary schools as well as many of the tracked classes at the middle and high schools.

5 tips for overcoming low-level reader challenges

eSchool News

As the sole literacy director and reading specialist for our entire district, I work with students—including those with low-level reader challenges–in elementary, middle, and high school, and I also help out at other district schools—one of which is five hours away.

Companies Partner to Provide Oral Reading Fluency Tool

eSchool News

Partnership offers automated assessment of students’ oral reading fluency — for testing at school or at home . Moby.Read uses advanced speech recognition and scoring technologies to automate the oral reading assessment experience and increase testing accuracy, in and out of the classroom.

Florida Department of Education Approves Lexia Learning for ELA Intervention Courses

eSchool News

BOSTON (June 8, 2021) – Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, announced today that Florida’s Commissioner of Education has approved Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) as curriculum in elementary intervention courses. Michael Conley Elementary School, Tallahassee.

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit

Edsurge

One of my favorites is from Kate Wagner, principal of Red Mill Elementary, who says, “ We are no longer teaching to the middle.” More from Edmentum If you're looking for more personalized learning programs, check out Edmentum's full suite of K-12 evidence-based assessments and digital curriculum and see why almost a million educators in the U.S. Growing up, I received what was largely a one-size-fits-all education; as a result, I struggled to connect academically to this model.

Site Visit & Shift Happens

wwwatanabe

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.

Reimagining Student Supports in a Year of Distance Instruction

Digital Promise

Through a large-scale, multi-year, federal project focusing on early literacy, we were able to gather feedback from educators on how instruction has been going this school year. In many cases, parent involvement understandably extends to supporting students in taking online assessments.

Common Core: Addressing Text Complexity through Digital Resources

wwwatanabe

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. Primary/Elementary examples: If your class has just read one of the Strega Nona books by Tomie DePaola, then ask the essential question , "How do authors create their characters and plots for their stories?" The Internet is a key resource for text complexity.

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.

What teachers want in a data dashboard

eSchool News

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. We’ve come a long way in using timely data to help drive instruction,” she noted. Teachers meet weekly in professional learning communities to review the data and plan their instruction accordingly.

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Alabama Expands Use of LETRS Professional Learning Course Statewide

eSchool News

16, 2021) – Lexia® Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, announced today that all schools throughout Alabama can now boost literacy instruction via LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional learning. BOSTON (Aug.

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

Edsurge

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. One of the improvement priorities from AdvancED | Measured Progress was that the district needed a standard instructional process. So I developed the Allendale Six instructional process: bell to bell instruction. standards-based instruction.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

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.

Differentiation strategies to support learners

Kathy Schrock

This article originally appeared in the Discovery Education blog " Kathy Schrock's Katch of the Month " in May 2018 and is re-posted here with permission. __ Differentiation of instruction for all students in your classroom is sometimes a daunting task.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

Edsurge

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.

More COVID Funding for Schools and Districts with CRRSA

MIND Research Institute

K-12 funding has been made available in two different venues: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) and. Addressing student learning loss through evidence-based approaches, including family resources, assessments, and differentiated instruction.

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 use common district assessments to track our students’ progress toward meeting state standards in ELA and math. Students in grades 1-8 take the same assessment at least four times a year, and sometimes five, depending on their grade level.

Using ESSER Funding for Back-to-School and Beyond

edWeb.net

In response to the learning loss, reduced instruction time, and low student engagement, the federal and state governmental agencies allocated ESSER I, II, and III funds to districts to utilize over the next two to three years. Blog post by Eileen Belastock based on this edLeader Panel.

Lexia Learning Launches Customer Advisory Board to Deepen Educator Insights, Relationships, and Collaboration

eSchool News

Dr. Mary Grace is the assistant superintendent for education services at Anaheim Elementary School District in California. She leads the planning, development, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of instructional programs for all students in prekindergarten through grade six.

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. Provides assessment opportunities to determine benchmark digital literacy proficiencies, measure student progress, growth and achievement on formative and, finally, summative levels. “Jeff. I’ve got a big challenge. Help!”. What was the challenge?

The 7 Key Elements of eSpark’s Theory of Learning

eSpark

These elements are: differentiation, adaptivity, student engagement, direct instruction, practice, formative assessment with immediate feedback and student explanation of learning. 1: Differentiation Keeps Learning Accessible. 4: Direct Instruction Ensures Success.