## Power Up: Power Up

Power Up
Students In Action

Students In Action

Instructional Openings

# Power Up

The Power Up is a component of the lesson in which I gamify computational skills that my students have seen in prior lessons, or pre-teach the recall aspects of an upcoming skill. The skill remains the same all week, culminating in an assessment that is tracked. My students use the tracker for investment and to earn Dojo Dollar bonuses in the class economy.

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Students In Action

Student Handout

This is an example of a Power Up used in class to pre-teach order of operations.
Student Handout

The Power Up Tracker is the investment component of the Power Up. Each week's skill culminates in an assessment on which students track mastery. If they receive an 80% or better on the assessment, my students are able to "Power Up" to another level.
Students In Action

Student Handout

This is an example of a Power Up used in class to pre-teach order of operations.
Student Handout

The Power Up Tracker is the investment component of the Power Up. Each week's skill culminates in an assessment on which students track mastery. If they receive an 80% or better on the assessment, my students are able to "Power Up" to another level.
Daniel Utset-Guerrero
Holmes Elementary School
Miami, FL

Prep Time:
Long
Subject:
Math
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Mindsets

A blended teacherâ€™s personal mindsets shape his decisions as an educator. These mindsets influence general pedagogies, instructional approaches, and short-term decision making, alike. Check out how Stephenâ€™s mindsets have helped to shape his blended instruction.

Whole-Group Instruction

Whole Group Exploration is a form of whole group instruction where we work with conceptual models to understand the algorithm behind solving math problems. Students work with whiteboards at the carpet as we discuss and work through a series of problems that build and understanding of our skill. As students successfully prove that they are ready to work independently, I dismiss them to their seat with our practice, keeping the students who need additional support to go through more practice problems. This strategy allows me to give more support to students who need it and release students who are ready to excel.

Stakeholder Collaboration

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 Stephen communicates and collaborates with both his colleagues at school and his students' families and how his methods of communication and collaboration have evolved over time.