Differentiated Teacher Roles

Give teachers roles that match their skills to student needs.


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Brooke Charter: Social-Emotional Support and Individual Attention

At Brooke Charter school, teachers are able to provide individual attention and social-emotional support to students through lower group sizes, the use of associate teachers, and time built into the day for individual instruction.

Design Features:

  • Apprentice Teachers
  • Individual Tutoring
  • Interdisciplinary Teacher Teams
  • Teachers as Social-Emotional Support Providers
  • Small Core Class Sizes
     


 

Rocketship 4-5, Blended Learning Flex Model

In Rocketship’s 4-5 grades, technology is used within a flex rotation model to transform the traditional classroom into a more flexible space where time and attention are adjusted on an ongoing basis, and the day is extended to give students the time they need to catch up. This model creates innovative "Roles and Assigments" by enabling teachers to specialize in subject pairs as well as instructional roles. The goal is to develop teacher expertise more quickly and extend the reach of the most effective teachers.

Design Features:

  • Blended Learning Flex Model
  • Teacher Teaming
  • Elementary Teacher Subject Specialization
  • Extended Time on Priority Subjects
  • Expanded Learning Time
  • Family Model


 

Rocketship K-3: Blended Learning Lab Rotation Model

In Rocketship’s K-3 grades, technology is used within a lab rotation model to augment the classroom to provide more time on task for students, and to ensure highly targeted instruction, all within the context of a sustainable long-term financial model. This model creates innovative "Roles and Assigments" by enabling teachers to specialize in subject pairs to develop expertise more quickly and extend the reach of the most effective teachers.

Design Features:

  • Blended Learning Lab Rotation Model
  • Elementary Teacher Subject Specialization
  • Strategic Large Grouping
  • Extended Time on Priority Subjects
  • Expanded Learning Time


 

Summit Public Schools: Blended Learning Flex Model

At Summit, every student has a personalized learning plan that is used by the student, his/her teachers, and his/her parents to monitor progress made on content knowledge, cognitive skills, and self-directed learning. It's also used to access the appropriate curriculum and assessments for the student’s personalized learning pathway. While technology is used to provide content knowledge, teachers focus on facilitating project-based learning to develop students’ cognitive skills. 

Design Features:

  • Blended Learning Flex Model
  • Teacher Teaming
  • Strategic Large Grouping
  • Extended Time on Priority Subjects
  • Flipped Classroom