November 16th- 20th
Engaging. Relevant. Personal. Every Learner- Every Day
Week at a Glance
Tuesday 17th-Project Team Meeting 2pm, TST, James River Thanksgiving Day Basket Requests Due
Wednesday 18th- Math Team Meetings
Thursday 12th- PTA Chili Supper 6-7:30
Lexia, DreamBox, and ALEKS Usage
No one wants to see the classroom, kids, or school at the bottom of any list but as I sat in meetings the rest of the day I began to reflect more on what that meant for our kids. The more depressed I felt about not expressing a more clear expectation for our Lexkia use to support our kids. Lexia provides explicit, sytematic, personalized learning in six areas of reading instruction. These areas are Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Structural Analysis, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. The research backs the software when implemented with fidelity. Yes, I said it. this is part of our curriculum adoption and now part of our expected daily instruction. The greatest part is, outside of Sherwood who is 1-to-1 building wide we are are the second highest in ratio We currently have one device per 1.2 students in our building so it isn't about access any longer. I have lloked at the responses you have made in Matt's Canvas discussion and I would love to meet with any one next week who has questions about accessing Lexia and the reports it provides. Your instruction during mini-lessons and small group can never be replaced by any software but all the timethat students are not with you in small group and mini-lesson during our literacy and math blocks need to be assessed to determine how to ensure our students are getting the access to the the software they need to make the most growth we can give them.
Technology has its Limits
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