Traditional Math Class • One teacher • One classroom • One pace • One curriculum • Totally varied student needs
What if school looked like Snowmass? • 91 Trails • 4 Levels of Difficulty • 3 terrain parks • 21 lifts • Independent, small group, and large group learning
If traditional school had a trail map, this is what it would look like: SUMMIT One trail One very stressed instructor BASE
What is School of One? School of One is a school model designed to provide students with personalized, effective, and dynamic classroom instruction customized to their particular academic needs, interests, and learning preferences. 9:30 - 10:30: Review FAQ and Ask an Expert 11:20– 12:20, 1:20-2:20 Carousel activity for four modalities What type of program is School of One?
How does School of One work? Students at a school are given diagnostic tests and surveys to determine a student profile of academic needs and preferences called a Playlist Students cluster into groups based on needs (e.g. 20 students work on Skill 24, 5 work on Skill 32, etc.) 9:30 - 10:30: Review FAQ and Ask an Expert 11:20– 12:20, 1:20-2:20 Carousel activity for four modalities A scheduling algorithm determines the modality of instruction for that skill group and the best lesson in that modality (e.g. virtual instruction with Destination Math) Students take a Playlist Update to assess mastery, which changes the clusters for the next day What type of program is School of One?
Connie’s Playlist Determine the Probability of Dependent Events
What’s in our Lesson Bank? Ms. Edwards’ Large Group Circles Lesson Mr. Johnson’s Small Group Probability Lesson Ms. Ling’s Small Group Fractions Lesson
Our summer pilot One middle school in Chinatown 9:30 - 10:30: Review FAQ and Ask an Expert 11:20– 12:20, 1:20-2:20 Carousel activity for four modalities 80 6th grade students (open enrollment) 5th – 7th grade lesson bank of over 1,000 lessons 4 teachers, 4 student teachers, and 2 HS interns What type of program is School of One? 5 weeks of instruction (4 40-minute periods per day
What were the results? • The average student was exposed to 11 of the 15 skills on their playlist. • Each row represents a student, and each column is a skill. • The colored boxes indicate skills that were included on each student’s playlist. • The average student mastered 6 skills, and showed improvement in 2 additional skills. • Average Pre/post test scores increased from 42% to 70%. • Student demonstrated: • Mastery • Improvement • No change • Regression