Implementation Models. Conceptua® Math supports several blended learning models by combining group learning guided by a teacher with independent student learning on a computer. Look below to see examples of how districts are achieving success in blended learning environments, including sample implementation plans.
Also, be sure to read our Blended Learning White Paper to learn how Conceptua Math keeps the teacher in the equation.
Depending on how many computers you have available, different approaches may be needed to achieve optimal instruction. Click the links below to view implementation plans for each student-to-computer ratio. (These can also be downloaded and/or printed for your convenience.)
One-to-one is a model in which every student has been issued a device; this usage pattern also encompasses a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) model.
Station Rotation is model in which students rotate within a contained classroom. It encompasses shared student devices and Learning Centers.
The Lab Rotation model is one in which students rotate between a classroom and a learning lab.
Station Rotation with partners. Students may complete the Guided Lesson in pairs by using one of the students' logins. Progress will be recorded under the name of the student who is logged in. Both students need to understand all concepts, so they should collaborate and discuss each problem. During the Skills Check, encourage individual accountability by having students take turns answering questions. After the Skills Check, discuss remediation options for each individual student. Re-organize the student pairings if necessary, so that students who need the same remediation lessons can work together.
This encompasses the possibility of limited access to technology for individual student practice.
This encompasses the possibility of limited access to technology for individual student practice. Optimal use with large groups requires an interactive white board or projection display.
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While this technology scenario does not afford optimal use of Conceptua Math, it does provide the introduction and summary of lesson content through interactive Openers and Closers. This enables teachers and students to practice productive discussion, using precise mathematical language and engage in the standards for mathematical practice.
In addition, teachers are able to engage the class with select problems individually or in pairs, using wipe-off boards and/or manipulatives to solve problems. Students are then able to share their thinking and problem solution by presenting it to the class on the interactive white board.
What this model does not allow is effective utilization of the one-on-one guided practice feature as part of the classroom experience, under the observant eye of a teacher who is then able to move individual students forward based their ability to check for individual understanding and conceptual and procedural fluency. This individual guided practice feature is paramount in ensuring the highest level of student outcomes. It should also be noted for the purposes of data collection that the Conceptua Math formative assessments must occur on a computer.