Tuesday, February 27, 2018

6th Grade Illustrative Mathematics from Open Up Resources on Student Personalized Learning System

We are excited to share with you that the content from Open Up Resources 6th Grade Illustrative Mathematics has been added to AEA Learning Online's Student Personalized Learning System ( http://learning.aeak12online.org/ ).  The content comes from Open Up Resources (https://im.openupresources.org/index.html) and is available for teachers to use with their students.  

In a problem-based curriculum, students work on carefully crafted and sequenced mathematics problems during most of the instructional time. A typical lesson in Illustrative Mathematics has four phases:

  1. A warm-up
  2. One or more instructional activities
  3. The lesson synthesis
  4. A cool-down
Four instructional routines frequently used in warm-ups are Number Talks, Notice and Wonder, Which One Doesn’t Belong, and True or False. Selected activities are structured using Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussions (Smith & Stein, 2011), also described in Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (NCTM, 2014), and Intentional Talk: How to Structure and Lead Productive Mathematical Discussions (Kazemi & Hintz, 2014). 
Other grades will be coming soon. 

Teachers can view the content by:
1) Going to the Student Personalized Learning System (http://learning.aeak12online.org/)
2) Log in with your username and password that you use in the teacher training system (https://training.aealearningonline.org )
3) Click on Catalog
4) Click on Math and the Statewide Tab
5) Scroll down to Statewide Module to see the individual modules. Click on the far right icon from the module name to preview. There is also a  Statewide Learning Opportunity that contains all of the modules that can be assigned to students at the bottom of the page.

If you wish to use these modules with students please contact Denise Krefting (dkrefting@aealearningonline.org)   or Melissa Wicklund (mwicklund@aealearningonline.org).

28 Days of OLLIE: Denise Krefting

Denise Krefting is an instructional designer at AEA Learning Online in Johnston, Iowa. During the final days of the February she will share some thoughts on how you can start blending/flipping your classroom.

Over the next few days, check out the community here and hear Denise
  •       Share information about getting started with blending and flipping your classroom
  •       Discuss AEA Learning Online’s Blended/Flipped professional learning opportunities

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

28 Days of OLLIE Features: Megan Deyen

Megan Deyen is a kindergarten teacher, at Lawson Elementary, in Johnston, Iowa. Prior to teaching kindergarten, she taught 4th grade. During the final days of the February we will hear how she blended/flipped her 4th grade math instruction. 

Over the next few days, check out the community here and hear Megan
Talk about her blended learning journey
Describe her flipped classroom
Discuss how she assessed students and provided them with feedback
Share the benefits her students experienced 
Describe her classroom culture
Reflect on her blended learning “takeaways”

Monday, February 12, 2018

28 Days of OLLIE: Indianola's Online Program

On Feb. 13-16, we are highlighting Kim Grissom from Indianola High School, in Indianola, Iowa. Kim is an instructional coach who supports blended instruction in her school. She is specifically focused on developing ninth grade English, self-paced content. Students can access when they unable to attend school during the traditional school day or in instances where they need to make up work in order to meet a course requirement.

Over the next few days, check out the community here and hear Kim
  • Discuss about her blended learning journey
  • Describe what blended/self-paced learning looks like 
  • Reflect on her blended learning “takeaways”
This week will also feature a conversation with the superintendent at Indianola, Art Sathoff. It will focus on Indianola’s Online Program and provide administrators with ideas on how to systemically support online/blended learning at the district level.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

28 Days of OLLIE: Brianne Barr

On Feb. 7-11th we are focusing on Brianne Barr. Brianna is a 4th grade teacher and technology integration model teacher at Fillmore Elementary in Davenport, Iowa. Her classroom features the station rotation blended learning model.

Over the next few days, check out the community here and hear Brianne
  • Talk about her blended learning journey
  • Describe what blended learning in her classroom looks like
  • Share student and parent responses to blended learning
  • Discuss the importance of a growth mindset in a blended learning classroom
  • Reflect on how to create a blended learning classroom