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Strategy: Academic Numeracy Specialist Role

Dedicated school-wide teacher role for Navigate Math program

Context

The Navigate Math course is a self-contained course within Leadership Public Schools (LPS), focused on backfilling students’ math skills in preparation for Algebra 1. The majority of the content spans 2nd through 7th grade, meaning the teacher must have broad knowledge of many grade levels worth of content. Navigate Math teachers generally work alone in their individual schools, but they do collaborate through a network within LPS that meets periodically through Google Hangouts to share practices. The Navigate Math model provides personalized learning experiences for every student, so the teacher must be prepared to manage instruction for a class of about thirty. In addition to math skills, the course also focuses on life skills, and the teacher is responsible for both providing direct instruction of good practice, as well as enabling different systems to promote practice within the class (examples include partner work and team work).

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Student Grouping

Direct Instruction for Academic Content and Non-Cognitive Skills

Teachers use whole-group instruction to address skills needed for all students.

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Student Grouping

Heterogeneous Teams

Students are assigned to heterogeneous teams for competitions and support.

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Learning Modes

Common Launch

While Navigate Math is a self-paced course, the class always opens with a common...

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Student Grouping

Self- and Peer-Grading

Students must grade their own work, and have a partner grade their work, before...

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Photo of teacher working with small group of students around a table
Student Grouping

Heterogeneous Teams

Photo of high-school classroom
Learning Modes

Common Launch

Photo of two students working together in front of laptop
Student Grouping

Self- and Peer-Grading