Hi everyone! I have some exciting news to share...
A new FIP in Action module is now available to all Ohio educators. This one will be of particular interest to elementary school teachers implementing Ohio's New Learning Standards for math. Special thanks to Alicia McIntire, Grade 1 teacher at Marietta City School District, for her help in creating this module.
In FIP in Action: Math, Grade 1—Problem Solving Adding Three Numbers, you will go inside Mrs. Rose’s first grade classroom. Mrs. Rose has 15 years of experience and has seen the greatest student success when her students use hands-on manipulatives and have regular, guided small group instruction.
This module specifically shows how Mrs. Rose uses formative instructional practices with five of her students throughout the school year to build their problem-solving skills. You will see Mrs. Rose work with her students to create an anchor chart of the learning targets, which helps the Grade 1 students understand what they are expected to learn. You'll also see how she strategically tracks her students' progress in a daily journal and uses the information to make important instructional decisions. Finally, you'll see how she uses different activities to help students take ownership of their learning and reflect on and share their learning with peers.
Teachers that complete this module will:
- Receive a download with the full deconstruction and learning targets for the featured standard: 1.OA.2: Solve problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
- Have access to an Anchor Chart graphic organizer with student-friendly learning targets organized in a logical progression for learning. This can be used to share the learning targets with students so they can assess their progress.
- Get tips for providing intervention feedback that guides students in the right direction but still allows them to take ownership of their learning.
- Be exposed to new ideas and strategies for using formative instructional practices with Grade 1 students.
Have you completed this module? What did you think?
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