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Strategy: Capacity Matrix as a Pacing Guide

Providing pacing expectations to help Learners better understand their relative progress

Context

Lindsay High School Facilitators initially approached mastery-based instruction by providing Learners with a simple checklist of what to do and the ability to go at their own pace. This method did not work particularly well as Learners had difficulty self-pacing. To solve this problem, Facilitators provide additional information about which assignments should be completed by when to help Learners determine whether they are on pace, ahead, or behind. This pacing information is currently stored in a capacity matrix.

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Support for Self-Directed Learning

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Photo of teacher standing at table speaking with group of seated students
Differentiation

Reading Interventions

Photo of student reading Shakespeare with another student in background
Student Choice and Agency

Learner Choice of Learning Resources

Photo of group of students seated at table in discussion
Student Choice and Agency

Learner Choice of Mastery Level

Photo of teacher standing and talking with student seated in front of his laptop
Support for Self-Directed Learning

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