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AHA Math

  1. 1. T&L Education Webinar Integrating Digital Curriculum in the Classroom Sponsored by Learning.com Produced by Tech&Learning
  2. 2. Introductions Moderator Marylyn Rosenblum Associate, Tech & Learning
  3. 3. Today’s Webinar Karen Talbert Print vs. Digital Curriculum Advantages of Technology Approaches to Curriculum Michele Douglass, Ph.D. Aha!Math – Online Math Curriculum and Interactive Whiteboards Questions and Answers
  4. 4. Speaker 1 Karen Talbert North American Field Sales Manager
  5. 5. Print vs. Digital Curriculum Print Delivery Digital Delivery Complex programs Easy to use and modify   More than what you will Differentiated instruction   ever need Online – 24/7 easy access  Not very flexible – hard to  Allows teacher to focus to  individualize learners Heavy and cumbersome  Captures and documents  Depends on teacher curriculum components  knowledge
  6. 6. Advantages to Interactive Delivery Increases student participation  Increases enjoyment and motivation  Improves social skills  Easier to learn increasingly complex skills  Accommodates different learning styles  Teachers ask higher-level cognitive questions 
  7. 7. Customizing Learning “The proper use of technology as a platform for learning offers a chance to modularize the system and thereby customize learning.” - Clayton Christensen Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns 2008
  8. 8. Web-delivered interactive  supplemental K-5 math curriculum Research-based instructional  model Balances computational  mastery and conceptual understanding
  9. 9. Speaker 2 Michele Douglass, Ph.D. • 20 years as teacher, administrator and professional development consultant to schools • Curriculum author • School improvement coach
  10. 10. Why Change? Effective curriculum  Research-based instructional strategies  Flexibility 
  11. 11. Interactive Digital Curriculum Effective Curriculum  Built upon big ideas that are critical to learn • Clear learning target • Scaffolds into increasingly complex ideas • Vocabulary is clearly defined and reinforced •
  12. 12. Engaging students
  13. 13. Using with interactive whiteboards
  14. 14. Interactive Digital Curriculum Research-based  Instructional Strategies Student engagement • Addresses various learning • styles Timely and specific feedback to • direct learning Multisensory experience • Student motivation •
  15. 15. Models of Multiplication
  16. 16. Quizzes that allow for feedback
  17. 17. Quizzes
  18. 18. Activities – Printable PDF files
  19. 19. Interactive Digital Curriculum Flexibility  Target specific • educational need Increase instructional • time Ease of use for • students and teachers Use in a variety of • settings
  20. 20. Implementation
  21. 21. Functionality to look for
  22. 22. “I am still teaching the class – not the computer. I am still engaged with my students. Aha!Math is like a new version of a text, but it’s not boring.” –Kelley Crowley fourth and fifth-grade teacher Pine Valley Elementary School North Carolina
  23. 23. www.techlearning.com www.learning.com Thank you and Q&A See for yourself www.learning.com/ahamath Case study www.learning.com/casestudies/pine-valley-elementary.htm To learn more 800-580-4640 or info@learning.com Share this presentation http://www.techlearning.com/curriculuminfo/
  24. 24. Helps teachers build strong math  learners Flexible teacher-mediated  instruction Instructional, management and  and reporting tools Use in home, after-school,  community center, summer school
  25. 25. Research-based curriculum  Digital coaches for motivation  and feedback Educational games for reinforcement &  skill refinement Thematic context for mathematics in real  world Aligned with state standards  and NCTM Curriculum Focal Points

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