Feedback Systems

Blended Learning Data Share

This (bi-weekly/tri-weekly) strategy is used to incentivize, motivate, and support my students in truly taking ownership for their own learning. During each Blended Learning Data Chat, I recognize students who are consistently performing at the highest levels (Top-5) per program with a certificate and a small prize of their choice like a book, poster, or eraser. I then have the highest performing students come up so we can take a group selfie (with a selfie stick, of course), and then print each student a copy of the picture. The last part of the Blended Learning Data Chat is the recognition and celebration of our top performers who receive a certificate and take a picture to take home. They also receive a poster, eraser, book, or small prize of their choice for their effort and consistency. 

Strategy Resources (3)
Students In Action
 
 
This is a sample selfie picture with top I-ready performers and a major certificate for a bounce back performance for a student who was struggling the month prior and really turned around his overall attitude and performance. It's very important to for a student's self efficacy to be recognized for bouncing back and improving their progress.
Student Handout
 
 
Given to the top performers each BL data chat and personalized with "top 5" or "bounce back performer" certificates. These certificates and the picture I take are given to the students during our blended learning data chats. My students can also take them home to share with their families.
Students In Action
 
 
This is a sample selfie picture with top I-ready performers and a major certificate for a bounce back performance for a student who was struggling the month prior and really turned around his overall attitude and performance. It's very important to for a student's self efficacy to be recognized for bouncing back and improving their progress.
Student Handout
 
 
Given to the top performers each BL data chat and personalized with "top 5" or "bounce back performer" certificates. These certificates and the picture I take are given to the students during our blended learning data chats. My students can also take them home to share with their families.
Freddy Esparza
Aspire Titan Academy
Los Angeles, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Long
Subject:
Math
Grade:
Third grade
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Instructional Openings
Collaborative Pre-Reading

My students generate questions before their computer-based blended learning sessions in order to guide their reading of a text through the virtual library, MyOn. They will use these class-generated questions as a reading strategy ("asking questions") in order to increase their comprehension and will give more explicit purpose to their reading. This simple strategy has helped my students be more focused and successful when they're reading independently on My On.

 
Routines and Procedures
Transition Time

Within my blended learning classroom, students transition between computers and their desks or the carpet at least twice during every class period. To ensure that we don't lose valuable time during these transitions, I have implemented a structured process to support my students in moving from one station to another. When it's time for transition, I call out the name of a station, and the students in the appropriate group call out their group's name, indicating to me that they know where they are going. As students rotate onto the computers, they know that they should walk counter-clockwise, starting from the scratch paper area to their work areas. 

 
Assessment & Data
Multiple Sources of Data

Since we use a preselected curriculum for math, the majority of data is collected and analyzed using the highlighted resources. Being a blended learning school we know it's important to look at multiple sources of data and consider where our students are at at that time whether at the start, midpoint, or end of a unit. Using each assessment as a snapshot of where students are at in order to plan/prioritize for both online and offline instructional strategies/steps is my main focus. (See screencast for further information) 

 
 
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