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Dreambox Learning 2015-16 #HISD Training Update

Dreambox Math Learning 2015-16 #HISD Training Update

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Dreambox Learning 2015-16 #HISD Training Update

  1. 1. DREAMBOX LEARNING E.H. Eastman 2015 Rigorous Digital Learning Environments for Mathematics Training Site: Personalization
  2. 2. → Understand and apply effective practices in Dreambox Learning to scaffold, differentiate, and accelerate students’ learning of mathematics. → Learn how to effectively implement key Dreambox Learning resources and tools. → Use classroom reports to track student progress & inform instruction.
  3. 3. I. OVERVIEW Why Dreambox? II. ASSESSMENT How are students assessed along their personalized pathway? III. DREAMBOX LEARNING ENVIRONMENT What & how are students learning? IV. DASHBOARD How do I use Dreambox interface, tools, & resources? V. BEST PRACTICES How can ensure my students optimize progress? VI. CLASSROOM REPORTS How do I track & analyze student progress? Guiding Questions:
  4. 4. DREAMBOX Differentiation Close Gaps Conceptual Understanding ELL Equity Standards-Aligned LEARNING Personalization Motivation Rigorous Instruction Intervention Continuous Assessment 24/7 Fluency Reasoning Acceleration Blended Learning
  5. 5. To here. From here…
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  7. 7. How are students placed & assessed? How does DreamBox determine content units to provide students? How will students progress through learning content? •Amount of time it takes to solve problem •Number of hints used •Strategies to construct answer to a problem Dreambox tracks 60 different behaviors…
  8. 8. Review:
  9. 9. •Placed at beginning of student’s current grade level [relative to state standards] •For Intervention, may be placed a full grade prior. •Students drive forward personalized learning path [Dreambox continuously gauges their next best lesson] •May work across several grade levels of curriculum [Addressing & closing gaps]
  10. 10. Manage Students Tab: •Student Logins + Classroom list Adjustments •Intervention Identification •Editing Engagement Setting •Picture vs. Text password in dropdown •Parent Invitation available in Eng/Span NAVIGATING TEACHER DASHBOARD My Account Tab •Edit Classroom Info. •Restrict Engagement Areas Resources Tab: •Video tutorials •Play Dreambox as a teacher •Resources & Support Center •Teacher Tools •Unit Descriptions TOUR dashboard
  11. 11. ENGAGEMENT AREAS Login > My Account tab> Manage Engagement Restrictions > Edit > Click on days & times accessible>Save
  12. 12. Learning Environments K-2 3-5 Middle School Regardless of environment student works in, the level of the lessons are not affected. Environment affects the way lessons are presented to the student. Guided Tour of Environments
  13. 13. WHAT are students learning?
  14. 14. TX-TEKS ALIGNMENT alignment with which focal areas?
  15. 15. K-2 LEARNING ENVIRONMENT ‘My House’ ‘Carnival’ ‘Adventure Park’ •Rewards •Avatar •Manipulatives •Problem-solving games •Not curriculum -based * Adaptive Lessons * Invest majority of time here. * Choice of tasks * ‘Next best lessons’ Primary
  16. 16. Green icons: completed lessons Yellow icons: recommended new lessons [Number on icons represents certain lessons—adapts to sequence for individual] Backpack: rewards earned throughout lessons Orange icons: tutorial lesson for manipulatives K-2 Lesson Icons
  17. 17. What are best practices that will ensure growth? Can you identify icons & describe what they mean? ↗ Spend majority of time learning new Math ADVENTURE PARK (K-2) or 'MY LESSONS' (3-8). ↗ Complete NEW LESSONS Do at least 2-3 as general routine. [icons FLASHING YELLOW]. ↗ Be Persistent! Try all the ways you can to figure out problems. Mistakes are OKAY! ↗ Use HELP & HINT Buttons Key Learning Strategies for Students Dreambox Learning Implementation
  18. 18. ↗ Use with small groups or whole class to support learning in face-to-face collaborative lessons ↗ Model key learning strategies we want students to use in Dreambox Learning Environments! Interactive Teacher tools Dreambox Learning Implementation
  19. 19.  Set goals with students to complete 5-8 lessons per week. [K-2 lessons are 5-8 min. & 3-8 lessons are 8-12 min. each.]  Establish a Lesson Routine with a minimum of 20 minutes per session.  Monitor Unique Lesson Completion [Filter calendar date down to weekly time frame with Classroom Usage Report. ] Dreambox Learning Implementation Goal-Setting & Usage
  20. 20. Implementation Plan → INTEGRATION of Dreambox into your Math classroom: Instructional time, devices, & routines? → LAUNCH: Kickoff Approach? → GOALS & EXPECTATIONS for Students? → AWARENESS & ACCESS for Family Involvement? Dreambox Learning Implementation
  21. 21. REPORTS •What types of reports are available? •How can they be used to track student progress & inform instruction? 1. Classroom Usage Report * Set a goal for weekly lesson completion [5 – 8 Unique Lessons] * Track weekly usage 2. Classroom Summary Report * Check Notifications Getting Started with…
  22. 22. Classroom USAGE Report  View weekly usage, lessons and units completed.  Monitor weekly UNIQUE LESSON COMPLETION. [Filter calendar date down to weekly time frame].  Set weekly and classroom goals. Track and celebrate milestones [# of Unique Lessons completed, Unit completion]
  23. 23. CLASSROOM SUMMARY Report  Use notification flags to identify students working inefficiently or struggling that require additional support.  Be sure to restrict to ENGAGEMENT AREAS if students are clicking in/out of lessons OR too much time spent outside of learning content.
  24. 24. Progress Indicator Coding • Blue (‘Passed in placement’) Proficiency allows student to skip unit and move on to more challenging work. • Orange (‘Completed Curriculum’) Student passes lessons within units • Gray (‘Presumed passed’) Lesson units before initial placement point. Review: Understanding Student Progress Reports
  25. 25. High level view of curriculum completed. • See what kids have accomplished at a glance. •‘Live’ report as Dreambox adapts. • Bars grow with appropriate colors as students progress. Notifications: → orange bubble—inefficient work → red flag—struggling → click on individual detail report to drill down CLASSROOM SUMMARY Report  Dive deep into the different areas a student has completed, is working on, or has not started and see details description of notification sources on individual students to determine next steps.
  26. 26.  Description: What student is currently learning  Expand categories w/in unit  Black text: Completed categories & units  Purple text: In progress or pending assessment and not open  Notifications: Listed with date & time  Red flag: Notifications for strugglers & recommendations to address Individual & Weekly Detail: Classroom Summary Report
  27. 27. REPORTS •What types of reports are available? •How can they be used to track student progress & inform instruction? • Student Progress by Standard Report • Student Groups by Proficiency Report • Student Progress Monitoring With 30 Unique Lessons Completed…
  28. 28. PROGRESS BY STANDARD » individual report detailing Student progress & proficiency on specific curriculum units » track progress on units completed, percent completed in progress GROUPS BY PROFICIENCY » Groups by Proficiency = proficient, in progress to learn, not yet ready to learn » Specific students in each group tracked & displayed by concept » To inform differentiated instruction
  29. 29. Student Progress by Standard  View which standards each student has completed, is currently working on, or has not started  See bird's eye view of strong or weak areas across the classroom by standard or domain.
  30. 30. Student Groups by Proficiency  Identify groups of students who have completed a concept with proficiency, who are currently working on that concept, and those who have not started.  Leverage this report for lesson planning and small group instruction
  31. 31. Progress Monitoring Track individual student growth over time. Educators can get actionable information about a student’s response to intervention within a multi-tiered system of support
  32. 32. Contact Info: Email: Twitter: @elizbtheastman Blog: