Welcome back and HAPPY 2017!
Upcoming Important Dates
- iReady Growth Monitoring Assessment 1/6
- mCLASS MOY Opens 1/9-1/31
- ELA EOQ 1/18
- Math EOQ 1/19
- iReady MOY 1/20-2/3
- End of 2nd Quarter 1/20
- Elementary Data Meeting
- Intermediate Data Meeting
- Report Cards go home 2/7
This sheet combines SOS strategies, Kagan strategies and even some strategies from the "Teaching for Excellence" Resource. Thanks to Tara Gander for creating this wonderful resource!!
Check out this livebinder for tons of strategies from FCRR and others to support your readers!
M-4 Data-Driven Instruction (Dec.) & M-5 Differentiation & Personalization (Jan.)
What does DATA DRIVEN INSTRUCTION mean?
How can we achieve this?
Our classroom instructions should include core learning, but even then, data can help to make personalization. According to the MTSS process, we then need to use data to drive our targeted instruction of up to 15% of our students and intensive interventions to up to 5% of our students.
Complexity! Rigor! Increasing Cognitive Demand!
Buzz words aside, what does it mean to ask the “right” question? How do we scaffold in a balanced classroom with a variety of questions and tasks at multiple levels of cognitive demand?
What does Differentiation and Personalization Look Like?
- Use guided reading and math groups and strategies to meet students where they are
- Provide lesson content in multiple modes, multiple times (video, kinesthetic, audio, visual, etc.)
- Survey students to determine their learning styles and plan lessons/groups based on results
- Use digital resources that personalize instruction (TenMarks, Newsela, Raz Kids, iReady, etc.)
- Incorporate elements of choice and student voice in learning activities
- Differentiate by content, process, product by readiness, level, interest
- Regroup frequently and across multiple classrooms if needed to meet individual needs
- Collaborate with parents to get to know a student's preferred and successful learning methods
- Use choice boards for projects and assignments
- Incorporate school specialists and instructional assistants to provide more 1:1 learning
- Use adaptive release in Blackboard Learn to differentiate assignments
- Build personalized content and resources using Symbaloo
- Use stations and small groups to allow for more choice
- Follow and understand IEPs to provide scaffolded support for learners
- Provide tiered instructional resources (leveled readings, Blendspaces with different resources, etc.)
- Plan enrichment and early finisher activities