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Think
Houston ISD Math-Science SummitMarch 2015
Creating Custom
Pathways
with
Through
Math
Elizabeth H. Eastman
A Pathway is…
a series of TTM lessons.
… adaptive & adjusts based on level of understanding shown by student
… TTM created...
Custom Pathways
Ensure students are working at the
‘right’ math at right time.
Designing custom pathways
• works around pr...
Pathway Types
Domain Specific
(CLONE: use pre-built domain specific pathway by custom cloning)
* Intervention for Remediat...
Step-by-Step
1. Plan pathway design: Identify standards, domains, purpose & duration.
-- > [TTM Standards Report]
2. Login...
4. For this example, we will clone: Texas 3 Pathway
5. Name & Save
6. Lessons in ‘Selected Lessons’ can deleted with X
or ...
Pathway Settings
* Turn off PLACEMENT TEST
* Determine whether TTM provides additional REMEDIATION if student does not pas...
Assign Pathway
1. ‘CLASSES’ pull-down tab
2. ‘Current Students’ > √students > ASSIGN PATHWAY
3. Choose CUSTOMER CREATED Ta...
Switch Between Multiple Pathways?
* Assigned pathways shown to student on dashboard expandable menu at top.
* Students see...
Un-Assign Pathway
To remove a pathway, click REMOVE next to the
pathway name for that particular student on the class rost...
Report Analysis with Multiple Pathways
Student Progress Report:
* Student Progress Report shows work for
one pathway at a ...
Best Practices
* Clone pre-built domain specific pathway to build custom pathway.
Add/remove lessons as you see fit.
* Inf...
Create a Custom Pathway
2 ways to create:
* CLONE an existing pathway and edit. [recommended]
* Create a NEW pathway:
1 - ...
Assign Custom Pathway
1 - Go to CLASSES.
2 - Find class with the student(s) you want to assign
pathway
3 - Select CURRENT ...
Custom Pathway Creation Best Practices:
 Clone pre-built domain specific pathway to build custom pathway. Add/remove less...
Find Me:
* eeastman@houstonisd.org
* @elizbtheastman
* about.me/elizbtheastman
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  1. 1. Think Houston ISD Math-Science SummitMarch 2015 Creating Custom Pathways with Through Math Elizabeth H. Eastman
  2. 2. A Pathway is… a series of TTM lessons. … adaptive & adjusts based on level of understanding shown by student … TTM created according to TX-TEKS Standards … placement test determines starting point for successful learning TTM PRIMARY PATHWAY
  3. 3. Custom Pathways Ensure students are working at the ‘right’ math at right time. Designing custom pathways • works around programming of scope & sequence and built-in supports (in short-term), • allows flexible use of TTM as compliment to classroom instruction in order to customize & address students’ needs.
  4. 4. Pathway Types Domain Specific (CLONE: use pre-built domain specific pathway by custom cloning) * Intervention for Remediation (10-12 lessons) * Test Prep. (5-6 lessons) * Homework (1-2 lessons) * Summer School
  5. 5. Step-by-Step 1. Plan pathway design: Identify standards, domains, purpose & duration. -- > [TTM Standards Report] 2. Login to TTM 3. CONTENT tab > Manage Pathways 4. Use filters to find pathway to CLONE
  6. 6. 4. For this example, we will clone: Texas 3 Pathway 5. Name & Save 6. Lessons in ‘Selected Lessons’ can deleted with X or rearranged by click/drag up or down. 7. Use ‘Filter by Grade’ to access lessons from other grade levels. Click & drag to right to add to pathway.
  7. 7. Pathway Settings * Turn off PLACEMENT TEST * Determine whether TTM provides additional REMEDIATION if student does not pass lesson  Turn OFF if pathway is to be short and focused. Pathway will NOT adapt based on student performance.  Turn ON so additional supporting lessons can be inserted as needed. Pathway will adapt.
  8. 8. Assign Pathway 1. ‘CLASSES’ pull-down tab 2. ‘Current Students’ > √students > ASSIGN PATHWAY 3. Choose CUSTOMER CREATED Tab> Select pathway from list > ENROLL
  9. 9. Switch Between Multiple Pathways? * Assigned pathways shown to student on dashboard expandable menu at top. * Students see available pathways listed when more than 1 incomplete pathway. * Students select a pathway to work on by clicking button next to pathway name.  Pathway currently working: blue circle.  Other assigned pathways: open circle.
  10. 10. Un-Assign Pathway To remove a pathway, click REMOVE next to the pathway name for that particular student on the class roster
  11. 11. Report Analysis with Multiple Pathways Student Progress Report: * Student Progress Report shows work for one pathway at a time. (Most recently assigned) * View a different pathway by selecting from drop-down menu filters. * Data shows from selected pathway only. [Student Performance, Grade Level Performance, & Student Growth] Standards & Overview Reports: * Show all student work from all pathways. * Use filters to identify which students to view. KEEP IN MIND…
  12. 12. Best Practices * Clone pre-built domain specific pathway to build custom pathway. Add/remove lessons as you see fit. * Inform & explain to students you’ve assigned an additional pathway. Goals & expectations for journal * Provide timeline for completion so students know when to work on custom pathway vs. primary pathway. * Select correct pathway when viewing STUDENT PROGRESS REPORT & monitor progress.
  13. 13. Create a Custom Pathway 2 ways to create: * CLONE an existing pathway and edit. [recommended] * Create a NEW pathway: 1 - Click on the CONTENT button located at the top of home page. 2 - Select Manage Pathways. 3 - Choose an existing pathway and ”CLONE’’ 4 - Name your new pathway. 5 – Choose settings for your custom pathway.  Grade level?  Placement Test and have precursor lessons built in? (may bypass these for short targeted time periods)  Remediate students back to precursors? Turn off – pathway will not adapt Turned on – pathway will adapt  Require Pre-Quiz? 9 - To add lessons to the pathway, FILTER the available lessons by grade level. Drag/drop lessons to space on right to add to pathway. Drag lessons to reorder them. When done, SAVE. Custom Pathways in Think Through Math Create, edit, & assign a custom pathway within specific window of time for targeted skill preparation/remediation. * Target identified gaps in learning in form of short-term intervention. * Design around the programming of scope & sequence and built-in supports to use TTM as compliment to what you’re doing in classroom instruction. * Customize to students’ needs. Assign as a secondary pathway which students will select from menu at top of their TTM dashboard.
  14. 14. Assign Custom Pathway 1 - Go to CLASSES. 2 - Find class with the student(s) you want to assign pathway 3 - Select CURRENT STUDENTS. Choose student(s) to assign a pathway by checking boxes to left of names. 4 - ASSIGN PATHWAY at top. To find pathways FILTER available pathways. Select pathway to assign & click ENROLL at bottom of page. 5 - Assigned pathways shown to student on dashboard expandable menu at top. Students see all pathways listed when more than 1 incomplete pathway is assigned. Students select a pathway to work on by clicking button next to pathway name.  Pathway currently working: blue circle.  Other assigned pathways: open circle. 5 - To restart or remove a pathway, click RE- ENROLL or REMOVE next pathway name for specific student on roster. E. Eastman Spring 2015
  15. 15. Custom Pathway Creation Best Practices:  Clone pre-built domain specific pathway to build custom pathway. Add/remove lessons as you see fit.  Inform & explain to students you’ve assigned an additional pathway. Set goals & expectations for journal.  Provide timeline for completion so students know when to work on custom pathway vs. primary pathway.  Select correct pathway when viewing STUDENT PROGRESS REPORT & monitor progress. TTM Recipe for Success  (2-3 TIME/WK FOR 60-90 MIN)  Allow adaptivity to fill gaps  Pass 70% of total lessons  Strive to pass all target lessons on pathway  Complete a minimum of 30 lessons before testing  Strive to complete entire pathway  Goals & expectations for journal  Monitor progress regularly (what does it look like during TTM? -- >avatars last 2 min. journal, headphones, weekly goals in mind) Notes: E. Eastman Spring 2015
  16. 16. Find Me: * eeastman@houstonisd.org * @elizbtheastman * about.me/elizbtheastman

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