River Woods Elementary
My instructional challenge is to address the range of skill levels my students have when it comes to Math. I want to divide my whole group math instruction into smaller groups, so that I can be more targeted in my instruction. I want to be able to reach my students at their instructional level while ensuring they have access to the core skills they need in order to be proficient in Math. I also want to engage my students in meaningful skill work during their independent activities, so I am also planning on implementing a technology integrated station rotation as well.
Step 1: Analyze data points to determine appropriate student groupings
Step 2: Select differentiated instructional content to teach core math concepts
Step 3: Deliver small group core instruction, assess and regroup based on data
Step 4: Develop appropriate skill stations for students to work through collaboratively and/or independently as assigned, with technology integration being in at least one component
Step 5: Explicitly model routines and procedures for interaction at each station, gradually releasing full responsibility to students to monitor their learning
Step 6: Adjust station rotations as needed, based on student data and evidence of learning
Step 7: Monitor Fall, Winter, and EOY data to determine growth, success areas, and make modifications to plan for future instruction.
Reflection & Findings:
Reflection 1: February 16, 2017
Overall this year has been a challenge. I switched to first grade after four years in kindergarten. I was familiar with the standards and how students generally reacted to instruction. I was ready for a change and a challenge. I have been working hard to navigate the standards and learning that happens in first grade. While I have spent most of my energy and focus on this I have been able to support my action plan some. I have utilized SplashMath with my students for around three months that allows them to have instruction at their level. I am currently waiting for a more adaptive software to utilize for math instruction. After our mid year meeting I have ideas to implement with my students from a Symbaloo page with our websites we utilize in the classroom to start using GoFormative with my students. I look forward to finishing out the year and will be ready to make adjustments for the next year.
Reflection 2: April 20, 2017