Monday, June 18, 2012

Entry Seven: 21st Century Learning in the Math Workshop

We have been privileged to work with some amazing educators in St. Vrain school district in northern Colorado this week on 21st century skills. Today’s focus was on 21st century learning in the math workshop.  Through using the 4Cs of 21st century education from the partnership for 21st century skills (critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity) we have completely transformed our math workshop into a hands-on, technology driven, small group block of time.  
We divide each math block into three groups that rotate every 15-20 minutes:
1. One group works with a teacher in the With me group for direct instruction on a specific skill. This group is differentiated to meet the needs of our students. 
2. Another group works with math projects or games to help students extend their learning in a fun, hands-on way.
3. We call our last group the Show me group where students work with our classroom ipad as a digital teacher.   View more about using the ShowMe app in your instruction.

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