Instructional Planning

Digital Content Connection

Digital Content Connection ensures that students, while engaged in online practice, work on targeted skills that will help them achieve their individual goals. Through various forms of data (Exit Tickets, formative/summative assessments, online learning programs, etc.), I identify the skills that each student needs to practice. I will often group my students into homogenous levels and assign them the same practice. Other times I assign my students individual lessons to meet their needs. Through this process, my students receive practice that is tailored to their needs, allowing them to master a skill before moving on to the next level of content.

Strategy Resources (3)
Strategy Explanation
 
 
In this screencast I explain how I assign a Khan Academy lesson once I take into consideration all of the data (from various sources) from the previous day.
Strategy Explanation
 
 
This document, created by Khan Academy, aligns Khan Academy lessons with RIT scores and Math Common Core State Standards. I use this resource to plan the assignment options given to students each week/day, selecting lessons that align with the standards or skills that my students need to practice.
Student Data
 
 
This page gives teachers data on how students are progressing in a particular domain (Numbers & Operations -- Fractions, in this case) on Khan Academy. Based on diagnostic data and ongoing practice, students are placed into levels that correspond to standards along the domain, sometimes on grade-level and sometimes not. Using this data, I can plan groups or individual assignments.
Strategy Explanation
 
 
In this screencast I explain how I assign a Khan Academy lesson once I take into consideration all of the data (from various sources) from the previous day.
Strategy Explanation
 
 
This document, created by Khan Academy, aligns Khan Academy lessons with RIT scores and Math Common Core State Standards. I use this resource to plan the assignment options given to students each week/day, selecting lessons that align with the standards or skills that my students need to practice.
Student Data
 
 
This page gives teachers data on how students are progressing in a particular domain (Numbers & Operations -- Fractions, in this case) on Khan Academy. Based on diagnostic data and ongoing practice, students are placed into levels that correspond to standards along the domain, sometimes on grade-level and sometimes not. Using this data, I can plan groups or individual assignments.
Stephen Pham
Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy
San Jose, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Long
Subject:
Math
Grade:
Fifth grade
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