Think Through Math and Data Walls

Panhandle friends,

A couple of things have kept me busy this week.  I spent Monday afternoon at a training session for Think Through Math presented by Emily Robertson.  I enjoyed spending time with the teachers from Boise City and Hardesty that attended.

This quote is from their website: ” Think Through Math is a research-based math intervention system designed to support students who are struggling with mathematics. The program transitions students to the rigor of the Common Core State Standards and prepares them for Algebra and beyond.

Using a powerful blend of Web-based, adaptive instruction and LIVE, state-credentialed teachers, Think Through Math transforms the way students think about–and think through–mathematics.

This opportunity for students in grades 4-8 is being provided by the SDE.  Check out their website and see what they have to offer your math program.

www.thinkthroughmath.com

Kimmy and I have been helping Guymon teachers create data walls to interpret their Star Early Literacy Data.  I will brag on us a bit!  J   We think the walls we are helping create are great tools to drive instruction.

You might be asking, why create data walls or what are they?

Data walls are:

—    Visual representation of student progress

—    Every child represented by data has a face

—    A way to show change over time

—    Non-threatening form of accountability

Effects on instruction include:

—     Accountability

—     Attention to individual student progress

—     Data-informed teacher driven instruction

Kimmy and I would love to come to your school and help build data walls with you!  And most importantly if you are already using data walls, please share your experiences with us.  We would love to learn from you!!

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