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Dreambox Learning

Differentiated math instruction to meet the needs of every learner

A truly adaptive online learning environment ensures that every student works in their optimal learning zone. No other program captures every mouse click to individualize based not just on right or wrong answers, but on strategies, to:

Provide literally millions of different paths through the curriculum, based on a child's needs

Support every student from struggling to advanced

Adapt the level of difficulty, scaffolding, sequencing, the number and type of hints given, pacing, and much more

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- 1. Overview for Teachers Jeff Piontek Board of Advisors September 12, 2012
- 2. Agenda 1.What is DreamBox? 2.Why is DreamBox Effective? 3.How does DreamBox work? 4.What does the student experience look like? 5.How do I access the teacher dashboard and data reports? 2
- 3. DreamBox Combines Three EssentialElements to Accelerate Student Learning 3
- 4. Seamless • DreamBox New Problem Original, Inde Lessons, Practice, or New pendent Lesson & Assessments Thinking look identical to students • These are not simply banks of practice items.Feedback, R Feedback, R ealizations ealizations • Students need no prior instruction to engage in the lessons. Practice or Assessment
- 5. Plan Backwards1. Identify desired results2. Determine acceptable evidence3. Plan learningexperiences and instruction Understanding by Design, Wiggins &McTighe, ©2005
- 6. Why is DreamBox so Effective?Integrated Assessment and InstructionAssessments throughout the curriculum assess the skills taught in a unit Lesson3 Lesson 3 Lesson1 Lesson 1 Unit Lesson4 Lesson 4 Pretest Lesson2 Lesson 2 Lesson5 Lesson 5 Students who don’t have these skills work through a unique sequenceStudents who demonstrate understanding of this concept skip theunitlessons in the a new skill assessment of and move to unit to learn those concepts 6
- 7. Landscape of Learning Cathy Fosnot& Colleagues • Mathematical understanding does not progress linearly and does not need to be learned in a strictly linear sequence • A sample landscape showing the important landmarks of mathematical development related to number sense, addition, and subtraction
- 8. Landscape of LearningStrategies Big Ideas Models 8
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- 10. Number Sense & Fluency• 3,998 + 4,247 =• 288 + 77 =• 8+7=
- 11. Addition Avengers 12
- 12. Number Sense & Fluency• 3,998 + 4,247 =• 288 + 77 =• 8+7=• What is a good strategy?• How is fluency learned?
- 13. How does DreamBox work? 14
- 14. How does DreamBox work? 15
- 15. Teacher Dashboard 16
- 16. Questions Teacher Dashboardwww.dreambox.com/loginemail: dblteacher@dreambox.compassword: dblteacher
- 17. Scavenger HuntSummary Report Red flag• Who has the flag and in what unit is the red flag?• What would you report to the student’s teacher about the red flag?Orange bubble• What could be the cause of working inefficiently?• How do you correct the situation, brain storm some ideas?• Arcade option?Who has the most time on task? The least time ontask? 18
- 18. Scavenger HuntAcademic Progress Report 1. Noah’s account.a. Is Noah in the process of completing any units?b. If so, which unit? What grade level? How much has he completed?2. Have any students passed portions of a unitpretest? Which students and how much havethey passed?3. Why does Ramos C have checks with whitecircles? What is he currently working on? 19
- 19. Scavenger HuntCommon Core State Standards Report1. What skill does Standard 1.NBT.3 cover?Which students have passed a portion of thepretest for that standard?2. Cora is currently working on manystandards, which standard has she juststarted? Which standard is she close tocompleting? 20
- 20. Access Points: 21
- 21. Resource Tab: Teacher Tools 22
- 22. Addition Avengers: Part 2 23

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