Teacher: Charisse Patacsil (@cha_patacsil) School: Chadwick International - Songdo, South Korea Grade: 3 Coaching Cycle: October 2021 - December 2021
To help students use technology to develop agency
ISTE Connection: Empowered Learner
Students in Charisse's class learned the same lessons at the same time, with some differentiation and small groups. Everyone was working towards the same goals (which were teacher made, known, and led).
Charisse took lots of risks with her students. She wanted to focus on different modes of learning (play, write, draw, act, etc) as well as who students learn best with (individual, partners, small groups, teacher-led). She created structures to help this happen in her classroom using Google Slides as a tool for visual thinking routines. Students often reflected on Approaches to Learning and set goals for themselves about these skills. Reflecting on learning and practicing math with different learning modalities helped students to improve their self-knowledge. This helped the students have voice, choice, and ownership of their math learning.
Charisse and her New Teacher Intern are looking forward to having their students set more of goals across multiple subject areas. They will be talking to other grade three teachers about evidencing the learning happening from their goals, and are thinking about using the MoSCoW method (Must, Should, Could, Won’t) to help structure students’ plans to reach their goals.