Week 3: Self-Paced Structures
Break down your curriculum into Must Do, Should Do, and Aspire To Do categories. You can do this within a block of learning (for example, over a unit) OR you can do this within EACH lesson.
This model gives you the flexibility to decide what will work best for your subject area, grade level, and learners.
There are two options for progress trackers:
Public: Display student progress to foster authentic and efficient collaboration.
Individual: Help students track their own pace.
Decide what type of tracker you will use for your class - we've included some examples here for inspiration and there are lots of great templates that you can grab from the Modern Classrooms FREE course. Keep in mind that you can also choose a mix of both public and individual trackers if that works for you!
Above all else, remember these key ideas when setting up your trackers:
Show clearly what students should do.
Display progress, not grades.
Celebrate effort and growth!
Other Useful Resources
Getting Ready for Week 4
Complete the "Teaching and Grading for Mastery" module of the online course.
Push students to collaborate in as many ways as possible.
Design a pacing tracker, and start using it to track student progress.
Aspire to Do
Begin assessing your students for mastery, following the “Teaching and Grading for Mastery” module of the online course.