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Student Voice and Choice - Common Practices

Providing students with the ability to decide when and how they learn best throughout the day


Student choice and voice is a critical component of Trailblazer’s blended model. Educators try to provide ample opportunities for students to have choice and voice in how they want to learn a concept or skill. While their personalized Learner Pathway may dictate what they need to work on during class time, they are often able to choose the order in which they work. Most of the time they can choose learning partners and groups, as well as where in the classroom they learn best. Students also have the opportunity to work outside class in flexible learning areas (hallways, shared spaces, media center, etc.), so long as the teacher knows and the student can justify their choice of location.

Students also have choice in how they show mastery of a concept, which can be done with pre- and post-tests, creating a project, doing an experiment, teaching a lesson, or creating an exemplar, among other methods. Students can also propose new ways to show mastery to the teacher.

Pathway Choices

Flexible Learning Areas

Student Partner Work

Strategy Resources

Digitally Sharing Work at Trailblazer

Teachers utilize technology to digitally capture and share student work with families. Learn More

Trailblazer Pathway Planning Doc

This guide is used to create a learning pathway for a student. Learn More

Trailblazer Blended Learning Organizer

This tool helps teachers plan the activities students engage in based on data. Learn More

Trailblazer 2nd Grade Math BL Pathway

Students use this guide to determine their learning pathway during class based on their pre-assessment... Learn More

Trailblazer 4th Grade Rotation Menu

This menu guides students through choice activities during station rotation. Learn More