Professional Development Update
Implementing with Fidelity
Overview of 4 Key Components
Daily Common Core Review
Problem Based Interactive Learning
*Kindergarten PBIL does differ from other grade levels. In this grade level, more modeling is suggested. Vocabulary is added so students can see the words that name a particular concept or idea. While some PBIL's are more inquiry-based, others are very skill-based which is essential when building a foundation in kindergarten.
Visual Learning Bridge
Following the VLB, the guided practice problems should be completed as a check for understanding. During this time, students solve, explain, and may create their own problems while the teacher is closely watching students, noticing those that have it and those that need additional instruction.
Next, students move into independent practice. Whether using the independent practice problems provided through enVision resources or supplying other independent opportunities based on student needs (such as enrichment opportunities on the same concept for those that showed proficiency during the guided practice), this is a time for students to practice math while the teacher is working with small groups and/or individuals.