to Learning:Adapting to the Learner+Adjusting the CurriculumAdjusting the CurriculumAdjusting the CurriculumAdjusting the ...
Thinking RoutineThink, Puzzle, Explore
OUR JOURNEY TOCUSTOMIZE LEARNINGAT PDS
Teachers as Designers"The challenge is to find a way to marry structure and thefreedom to create something new altogether....
Customizing Learning1.Whole Group Instruction2.Small Group Instruction3.Small Group Collaboration4.Virtual Instruction• Ad...
Customized learning starts withknowing your students well andends with knowing them evenbetter.
School of OneDr. Sun Yat Sen Middle SchoolChinatown, NY
High Tech High SchoolsIncluding Explorer ElementarySan Diego, CA
Springer ElementaryPaulo Alto, CA
Rocketship Discover PrepSan Jose, Ca
2nd GradeClassroom Teacher:Beth DiazBeth DiazBeth Diaz
Customizing Mathfor Self-Contained 2nd Grade:Plan for SuccessPlan for SuccessPlan for Success
Or ... "Folding the Tentson My Math 3-Ring Circus...”on My Math 3-Ring Circus...”
... and Switching on Math Learning Circuitsin One Short Year?"in One Short Year?"
8 Day Math Quest:Plan for SuccessPlan for Success• Integrate Math in Focus ( Singapore Math) units withselected Everyday M...
First 3 Days:Whole Group InstructionDay 1:•10 Question Pretest•Introduction of Unit Skills•Complete Lesson 1 (of 3 or 4 le...
Day 2:•Review Lesson 1•Begin to or Complete Work onLesson 2 Skills•Begin Lesson 3FIRST 3 DAYS:WHOLE GROUPINSTRUCTION
Day 3•Complete Lesson 4or Review Lesson 3•Formative AssessmentFIRST 3 DAYS:WHOLE GROUPINSTRUCTION
DAYS 4, 5 & 6LEARNING CIRCUITS
✴video tutorials on Smartboard✴ixl work on laptops✴recording problems on ipadswith Screenchomp✴exit slipsSmall Group Instr...
Chalkmath Clockmaster Coin Math ScreenchompTechnology Components for Small Group InstructionApps for iPadsQuickTime™ and a...
Problem of the Lesson- Math in FocusGoogle FormsMath Facts in a FlashRenaissance LearningVideo tutorials and Quiz Question...
2nd Grade Math Links for Laptops hosted onDAYS 4, 5 & 6LEARNING CIRCUITS
Virtual Instructionin theLearning Studio:Working with the Learning CoachDAYS 4, 5 & 6LEARNING CIRCUITS
DreamBox - Adaptive Math SoftwareDAYS 4, 5 & 6LEARNING CIRCUITS
IXL math practice on specific unit skillsdesignated by the teacherDAYS 4, 5 & 6LEARNING CIRCUITS
Small Group CollaborationWorking with the Learning Specialist:brainstorminggroup problem solvingreal life math application...
Whole Group Review and UnitAssessment15 minutes review blocks for small groups20 minutes for written assessmentDAY 7REVIEW...
• Review Dayin homeroom for students who scored94% or less on unit assessment fromDay 7• Guided Challenge Daywith Learning...
10 Things We Learned aboutCustomizing 2nd Grade Math1. Collaboration between homeroom teacher, learning coach,learning spe...
6. Planning for smooth flow of scope and sequence is essential!7. More opportunities for challenge and reteaching8. Better...
10. I used to think I knew my students, butnow I really know my students!10 Things We Learned aboutCustomizing 2nd Grade M...
5th GradeMath Teacher:Windy MayWindy MayWindy May
Taking one step at atime.• Take things slow• Have an open mind• Change as you go• Be willing to be the learner• Students w...
Importance of TeacherCollaboration• Knowing where the students are and what they need.• Going from teacher to teacher with...
MeetingsTextingMETHODS USED FOR COMMUNICATION:TEACHER - COACH - TUTOR
Google FormsMETHODS USED FOR COMMUNICATION:TEACHER - COACH - TUTORQuickTime™ and aH.264 decompressorare needed to see this...
Spreadsheets created from the Google form can be usedto track data.METHODS USED FOR COMMUNICATION:TEACHER - COACH - TUTORQ...
Pre Step For Day 1, 2, 3:Homework - Flipped LessonDay 1, 2, 3:Step 1: 4 or 5 Question Pre-AssessmentStep 2: Reflect on Stu...
Step 3:CHOICE:a. Peer Teaching Peerb. Conference / Meet with Teacher **All students must have a conference with the teache...
"Flipping the Classroom" -- refers to swapping thetraditional lecture and homework method ofteaching.• The flipped classro...
"Flipping the Classroom" ToolsYou can use the following to record your lessons:1.ScreenFlow --- $992.ShowMe app3.QuickTime...
"Flipping the Classroom"Student ReactionsStudent Reactions"My favorite thing about math is the online videos telling you a...
Students decide what circuit they will do thatday.DAYS 4, 5 & 6LEARNING CIRCUITS
Program created for 6th grademath placement of studentson days 4, 5, and 6. Resultsare ranked from datacollected from an o...
Students are given opportunity to takethe mastery assessment test.The student must earn a 90 or aboveto move to the Guided...
• Independent Work• Virtual Instruction• IXL• MangaHigh• AAAmath• Math Is Fun• Ten Marks• Khan Academy• Small Group Instru...
Small Group Collaboration1.Google Docs2.Google PresentationsCollaboration on Word Problems1.Making "How To" Videos2.GamesC...
Small Group Collaboration: Google Doc
Small Group Collaboration: Making “HowTo” Videos
Example Video:QuickTime™ and aH.264 decompressorare needed to see this picture.
Online Challenge Problems:
Option 1: Small Group with ClassmatesOption 2: Small group with TeacherOption 3: Complete a “Checking In” for a ReviewDAY ...
Day 4 Unit TestNew Day 4 Unit Test for those who tried to go for theGuided Challenge Quest path.Test on the Guided Challen...
Managing it all throughHaiku(Learning Management System)(Learning Management System)(Learning Management System)
BenefitsEngagedExcited about mathLearning from mistakesIncreased confidenceTouches all learning stylesKnowing your students
BenefitsReceiving more 1 on 1 teacher assistanceLearning how to take meaningful notesIncrease in responsibility and owners...
QuickTime™ and adecompressorare needed to see this picture.
Thinking RoutineCompass PointsCompass PointsNEWS
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  1. 1. to Learning:Adapting to the Learner+Adjusting the CurriculumAdjusting the CurriculumAdjusting the CurriculumAdjusting the CurriculumAdjusting the CurriculumAdjusting the CurriculumPresented by:Beth Diaz, Susan Droke,Cathy Kyle, Windy May, & Melissa Smith
  2. 2. Thinking RoutineThink, Puzzle, Explore
  3. 3. OUR JOURNEY TOCUSTOMIZE LEARNINGAT PDS
  4. 4. Teachers as Designers"The challenge is to find a way to marry structure and thefreedom to create something new altogether."A New Culture of Learningby Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown
  5. 5. Customizing Learning1.Whole Group Instruction2.Small Group Instruction3.Small Group Collaboration4.Virtual Instruction• Adaptive Software• Virtual Tutor1.Independent Practice
  6. 6. Customized learning starts withknowing your students well andends with knowing them evenbetter.
  7. 7. School of OneDr. Sun Yat Sen Middle SchoolChinatown, NY
  8. 8. High Tech High SchoolsIncluding Explorer ElementarySan Diego, CA
  9. 9. Springer ElementaryPaulo Alto, CA
  10. 10. Rocketship Discover PrepSan Jose, Ca
  11. 11. 2nd GradeClassroom Teacher:Beth DiazBeth DiazBeth Diaz
  12. 12. Customizing Mathfor Self-Contained 2nd Grade:Plan for SuccessPlan for SuccessPlan for Success
  13. 13. Or ... "Folding the Tentson My Math 3-Ring Circus...”on My Math 3-Ring Circus...”
  14. 14. ... and Switching on Math Learning Circuitsin One Short Year?"in One Short Year?"
  15. 15. 8 Day Math Quest:Plan for SuccessPlan for Success• Integrate Math in Focus ( Singapore Math) units withselected Everyday Math units to create our own mathcurriculum.• Set sequence of units from beginning to end. Designatereview skill for each unit.• Create and share Google calendar to build and scheduleall parts of learning circuits.
  16. 16. First 3 Days:Whole Group InstructionDay 1:•10 Question Pretest•Introduction of Unit Skills•Complete Lesson 1 (of 3 or 4 lessons)
  17. 17. Day 2:•Review Lesson 1•Begin to or Complete Work onLesson 2 Skills•Begin Lesson 3FIRST 3 DAYS:WHOLE GROUPINSTRUCTION
  18. 18. Day 3•Complete Lesson 4or Review Lesson 3•Formative AssessmentFIRST 3 DAYS:WHOLE GROUPINSTRUCTION
  19. 19. DAYS 4, 5 & 6LEARNING CIRCUITS
  20. 20. ✴video tutorials on Smartboard✴ixl work on laptops✴recording problems on ipadswith Screenchomp✴exit slipsSmall Group Instruction with Homeroom Teacher:DAYS 4, 5 & 6LEARNING CIRCUITS✴ slate work✴group problem solving✴practice problems✴ipad apps
  21. 21. Chalkmath Clockmaster Coin Math ScreenchompTechnology Components for Small Group InstructionApps for iPadsQuickTime™ and aH.264 decompressorare needed to see this picture.
  22. 22. Problem of the Lesson- Math in FocusGoogle FormsMath Facts in a FlashRenaissance LearningVideo tutorials and Quiz QuestionsMath in Focus(Think Central)DAYS 4, 5 & 6LEARNING CIRCUITS
  23. 23. 2nd Grade Math Links for Laptops hosted onDAYS 4, 5 & 6LEARNING CIRCUITS
  24. 24. Virtual Instructionin theLearning Studio:Working with the Learning CoachDAYS 4, 5 & 6LEARNING CIRCUITS
  25. 25. DreamBox - Adaptive Math SoftwareDAYS 4, 5 & 6LEARNING CIRCUITS
  26. 26. IXL math practice on specific unit skillsdesignated by the teacherDAYS 4, 5 & 6LEARNING CIRCUITS
  27. 27. Small Group CollaborationWorking with the Learning Specialist:brainstorminggroup problem solvingreal life math application practiceDAYS 4, 5 & 6LEARNING CIRCUITS
  28. 28. Whole Group Review and UnitAssessment15 minutes review blocks for small groups20 minutes for written assessmentDAY 7REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT
  29. 29. • Review Dayin homeroom for students who scored94% or less on unit assessment fromDay 7• Guided Challenge Daywith Learning Specialist for studentswho scored 95% or better on unitassessment Day 7DAY 7REVIEW DAY OR GUIDED CHALLENGE
  30. 30. 10 Things We Learned aboutCustomizing 2nd Grade Math1. Collaboration between homeroom teacher, learning coach,learning specialist is essential!2. More 1 to 1 teacher/student interaction3. More student collaboration4. Better student engagement5. Addresses all learning styles
  31. 31. 6. Planning for smooth flow of scope and sequence is essential!7. More opportunities for challenge and reteaching8. Better problem solving9. More opportunities to engage in real life math10 Things We Learned aboutCustomizing 2nd Grade Math
  32. 32. 10. I used to think I knew my students, butnow I really know my students!10 Things We Learned aboutCustomizing 2nd Grade Math
  33. 33. 5th GradeMath Teacher:Windy MayWindy MayWindy May
  34. 34. Taking one step at atime.• Take things slow• Have an open mind• Change as you go• Be willing to be the learner• Students will become theteacher• Know your students morethan you ever thought youcould “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fishby its ability to climb a tree, it will live its wholelife believing that it is stupid.” Albert―Einstein
  35. 35. Importance of TeacherCollaboration• Knowing where the students are and what they need.• Going from teacher to teacher with a smoothtransition.
  36. 36. MeetingsTextingMETHODS USED FOR COMMUNICATION:TEACHER - COACH - TUTOR
  37. 37. Google FormsMETHODS USED FOR COMMUNICATION:TEACHER - COACH - TUTORQuickTime™ and aH.264 decompressorare needed to see this picture.
  38. 38. Spreadsheets created from the Google form can be usedto track data.METHODS USED FOR COMMUNICATION:TEACHER - COACH - TUTORQuickTime™ and aH.264 decompressorare needed to see this picture.
  39. 39. Pre Step For Day 1, 2, 3:Homework - Flipped LessonDay 1, 2, 3:Step 1: 4 or 5 Question Pre-AssessmentStep 2: Reflect on Students Notes andTeachers LessonsFIRST 3 DAYS:WHOLE GROUPINSTRUCTION
  40. 40. Step 3:CHOICE:a. Peer Teaching Peerb. Conference / Meet with Teacher **All students must have a conference with the teacher before the end of the day.Conference helps identify where the student is and discusses strategies. Theteacher and the student will decide together what he will be working on next.FIRST 3 DAYS:WHOLE GROUPINSTRUCTION
  41. 41. "Flipping the Classroom" -- refers to swapping thetraditional lecture and homework method ofteaching.• The flipped classroom allows me to work individually with each student moreeffectively than the "traditional" classroom would allow.• The students who catch on quickly are able to move more rapidly through thematerial.• The students who struggle are able to move at a slower pace and take their time.QuickTime™ and aH.264 decompressorare needed to see this picture.
  42. 42. "Flipping the Classroom" ToolsYou can use the following to record your lessons:1.ScreenFlow --- $992.ShowMe app3.QuickTime --- You can use this with apple computers.4.Screencast-O-Matic -- This is free or you can upgrade for $15 year.I also use PowerPoint and Google Docs to add extra notes and practice problemsthat I feel the students need to have for each unit.
  43. 43. "Flipping the Classroom"Student ReactionsStudent Reactions"My favorite thing about math is the online videos telling you about a new concept becauseyou can individually see the teacher work out the problems on a blank board. I also like howyou can choose what you want to do and when you want to do it. It gives youa lot of freedom.""My favorite thing about math is that you get to work atyour own pace.""My favorite thing about math is that I know what I amgoing to do every day when I walk into class."
  44. 44. Students decide what circuit they will do thatday.DAYS 4, 5 & 6LEARNING CIRCUITS
  45. 45. Program created for 6th grademath placement of studentson days 4, 5, and 6. Resultsare ranked from datacollected from an onlineassessment given in Haiku.An email is then sent to theteacher specifying the “circuit”the student should go to. Ofcourse, the teacher canoverride this placement.
  46. 46. Students are given opportunity to takethe mastery assessment test.The student must earn a 90 or aboveto move to the Guided Challengeportion of the Math Quest.DAY 4MASTERY ASSESSMENTORGUIDED CHALLENGE
  47. 47. • Independent Work• Virtual Instruction• IXL• MangaHigh• AAAmath• Math Is Fun• Ten Marks• Khan Academy• Small Group Instruction with theLearning Coach or with teacherDAY 4, 5, & 6LEARNINGCIRCUITS
  48. 48. Small Group Collaboration1.Google Docs2.Google PresentationsCollaboration on Word Problems1.Making "How To" Videos2.GamesChallenge Problem (Optional when finished working)1. Math Perplexors2. Online Challenge ProblemsVirtual Tutor -- (Selected for more one on one help.)DAY 4, 5, & 6LEARNINGCIRCUITS
  49. 49. Small Group Collaboration: Google Doc
  50. 50. Small Group Collaboration: Making “HowTo” Videos
  51. 51. Example Video:QuickTime™ and aH.264 decompressorare needed to see this picture.
  52. 52. Online Challenge Problems:
  53. 53. Option 1: Small Group with ClassmatesOption 2: Small group with TeacherOption 3: Complete a “Checking In” for a ReviewDAY 7REVIEWDAY
  54. 54. Day 4 Unit TestNew Day 4 Unit Test for those who tried to go for theGuided Challenge Quest path.Test on the Guided Challenge Unit (Test depends on theskill the child chose to study.)DAY 8TESTDAY
  55. 55. Managing it all throughHaiku(Learning Management System)(Learning Management System)(Learning Management System)
  56. 56. BenefitsEngagedExcited about mathLearning from mistakesIncreased confidenceTouches all learning stylesKnowing your students
  57. 57. BenefitsReceiving more 1 on 1 teacher assistanceLearning how to take meaningful notesIncrease in responsibility and ownership of learningSelf reflectionGoing deeper
  58. 58. QuickTime™ and adecompressorare needed to see this picture.
  59. 59. Thinking RoutineCompass PointsCompass PointsNEWS
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