My instructional challenge is that students have an large achievement gap in the area of Math, but I am limited in resources to meet their needs. I want to increase growth in math by creating purposeful stations that integrate technology and provide data to inform my teaching.
Step 1: Integrate an adaptive math software into math rotations
Step 2: Plan for and adjust station rotation model to meet time constraints, rotation limitations, small group needs, etc.
Step 3: Analyze software data, classroom observations, and student evidence frequently
Step 4: Adjust instruction based on data and student feedback
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
I would love to have started implementing Dreambox, but due to unforeseen barriers we have been unable to even begin. As far as my training through Trailblazer Collaboration, I have learned how to use One Note, One Drive , Yammer, and a fantastic online plan book. I currently have implemented the online grade book and love it because I can align the standards to each lesson! I am also having my students use One Drive to share their work with me electronically. I can then look at them, give them immediate feedback and publish them when ready. I look forward to beginning my implementation with Dreambox, so my students can receive further differentiation in math instruction.
Reflection 2: April 20, 2017
At this point, my students love to get on Dreambox for math. They are on Dreambox for 15 minutes 4-5 times a week. I am still working on how to best use the teacher side of Dreambox to deepen their learning and understanding of the standards. I am planning to dig in deeper at today's training to find the best way to help student using the data on Dreambox. I am also using OneDrive to have my students communicate their writing with me. I have found this to be a longer process than I expected, so I am currently learning about OneNote and how this can enhance the quick response time to students writing. I am learning new techniques from our meeting that I am bringing back with me and trying to use with my students. This is such a great experience.
Reflection 3: May 31, 2017
My students love Dreambox for math. They are on Dreambox for 15 minutes 4-5 times a week. I learned a great deal about how to find information and drill down into Dreambox using the standards. It is really interesting to see what the kids are doing and what I can do to help them. Next year, I will start out with Dreambox and will be able to use MAP data to support the use of Dreambox in my classroom. I am trying out One Note for DMR and Writing as well. This is a bit more difficult than I thought, but I will continue trying this again next year.