Gaps in student learning, both on grade level (core) and prior skills/standards. Also monitoring data and having time/resource to sort through it for all 64 students
Step 1: Create the Class in Canvas
Step 2: Teach the students the components of Canvas
Step 3: Plan out the curriculum/lessons that will be pushed out to the class
Step 4: Create videos of the lessons for each of the content areas (Add to a YouTube Channel) Step 5: Create activities/assignments that are engaging and tied to technology
Step 6: Open the lessons up to the students, so they can complete the tasks at their own pace.
Step 7: Analyze the data (student grades) and determine what students I need to pull students for individualized instruction
Front Row to replace zearn. Use data from MAP test and scales to assign students tasks via Front Row, as well as use the self paced feature for students to practice and fill in the gaps.
Also use seesaw to let students record their thinking and knowledge from scales as bodies of evidence.
Reflection & Findings:
Currently I am using Front Row to help my students work at their level. For some students that means going back and working on skills that they have not yet mastered. For other students, that means working ahead of what we are doing during our core whole group time. On our Winter MAP test, my students (64 4th graders) showed 105% growth. This tells me that personalizing their learning is working for them. Using Front Row is allowing me to reach students at a faster and more intense rate than I could by myself. Front Row is helping students work at their level, and is providing them with feedback in real time.
Now I am working to add in some face to face work with what they are doing on Front Row. I want to spend 1-2 days a week helping students with assignments they may have struggled with, or areas that they are not showing good accuracy.
I am seeing confidence and engagement grow during my students independent work time. I am also getting a chance to know my students as learners and mathematicians more and more each day.
For the remainder of the year, I am going to work to put scales together so that students aren't working on skills in isolation, but are combining all of the skills they have done so far this year, and applying it to real world events in their lives.