It's all about Mastery Learning!

How do you know tasks are mastered? Can you prove it?

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Jamie Thomas

Assistant Principal Sc-Z

House of Leadership

Yes, that is Sir Ken person!

Petals Around the Rose

The name of the game is Petals Around the Rose. The name is important. I will roll five dice, and I will tell you how many petals appear."

Come on...don't you get it?

It's so easy, a caveman can do it!

Mona Lisa Smile

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Share with your table mates what you observed.

  • What happened?
  • How did the professor act when she realized that the students read the entire book?
  • How did the students react to her?
  • What would you have done?

Petals Around the Rose Part 2 - Use 3 dice

What do we know about Petals Around the Rose?

Generate a list of observations with your shoulder partner.

  1. Does color matter?
  2. Think about the results - what is the pattern?
  3. What other problem-solving strategies could you use to figure out the pattern?
  4. What happens if you arrange the dice from greatest to least? Least to greatest?
  5. Is the name really important?

Share with the group what you have learned so far.

3 Driving Questions for Mastery Learning

What do grades tell us?

Why did we play Petals Around the Rose? How does it relate to Mastery Learning?

  • What would have happened if I just kept teaching and moved on when only a percentage of the "class" understood how to play?
  • DId you notice the interventions? If so, what were they?
  • How did the "students" respond?

Mona Lisa Smile part 2

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Share with your table mates the differences you noticed?

  1. What did the professor do differently?
  2. What did the students do differently?
  3. Was this effective?
  4. How does this clip relate to mastery learning?

MISD Focus

  • Develop a deep understanding the state standards
  • Use design work to support development of engaging lessons
  • Improve the performance of Econ. Dis-Specifically ELL and Bilingual students

All In Learning - a tool to capture meaningful and relevant data!

Teacher Leaders for All In Learning:

Jean Marie Goff

Mitch VandenBoom

Jen Dixon

Exit Tickets

What is one thing you will take with you today? Post your thought on

Making Connections: did you notice?

WIthin this session I incorporated many of the following:

  • Design Qualities
  • Mastery Learning
  • PLC
  • Eduphoria - Forethought and Aware
  • All In Learning

They all align and work together to help you create the best learning environment for your students.