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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.
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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.
 
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. 

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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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Stakeholder Collaboration
Freddy's Approach to Collaboration & Communication

Communicating and collaborating with both colleagues and students' families is crucial in a blended environment. This is especially true if a teacher is doing something that looks very different from other teachers at his school. Check out how Freddy communicates and collaborates with both her colleagues at school and his students' families and how his methods of communication and collaboration have evolved over time.

 
Blended Learning Model Overviews
Rotational Model with Two Groups

We began to pilot blended learning three years ago starting with K-2. So our 3rd grade students have had three years of blended learning and we have a solidified understanding of what works. At Aspire Titan Academy, we use a rotational model in both math and ELA, which provides students 90 to 120 minutes of individual computer time daily. In both math and ELA, students are divided into two group, each spending half their time in teacher-led instruction and the remainder of working on the computers. While they’re on the computers, students use either DreamBox Learning (math), i-Ready or myON (reading), or an enrichment program, such as a typing software program.

Number of Students: 26 students

Number of Adults: one teacher; various other adults support during specific times (e.g., Blended Learning Coordinator, Special Education Teachers, etc.)

Length of Class Period/Learning Time: 120 minutes (Reading and Writing Block)

Digital Content/Ed Tech Tools Used on a Regular Basis: MyOn; i-Ready

Hardware Used on a Regular Basis: Lenovo ThinkPads (1:2 ratio); SMARTboard; Document Camera; iPad (for teacher)

Key Features: station rotation; student agency

 
Collaborative Student Groups
Problem Solving Investigation

During the Problem Solving Investigation, students are in their teams and are delegating/agreeing on what their next steps and strategies will be during a problem solving investigation. Once they are ready to begin they show the teacher a silent signal, in this case a thumbs-up. They are then dissmissed to begin their investigation using manipulatives and materials they have are given/may select from. During this time each student is given a randomized role based on their drawn number for the session. Then students select strategies to solving the problem and collaborate using the strategies they've selected from our marh strategies card. Once they agree they provide feedback or ask questions in ways to proceed forth/close out the investigation task. The students identify their next steps and are in control of their own learning. I implement this strategy to catalyze stronger teamwork skills and lifelong collaborative abilities.This strategy is developing skill sets students will need in the upper grade levels as well as in college. Basic interpersonal communication and academic language profficiencies can only flourish when ample opportunities are created in the classroom.  

 
 
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