To help meet new distance learning challenges this school year, New Classrooms has expanded Teach to One: Math (TTO) by adapting our school-based personalized learning model to one that supports high-quality remote learning. This collaboration enables schools to transition key aspects of TTO, such as daily scheduling, an adaptive curriculum, and exit slips, in ways that allow students and teachers to pick up where they left off the day before.
As part of our expansion, we’ve welcomed new schools in Maryland, New York, and Ohio to the Teach to One partner community. Today, we’re featuring one of those schools, Metro Early College Middle School, a mastery-based middle school program whose mission is to address unfinished learning prior to entering high school. On just the second day of TTO remote programming, students achieved a 100% completion rate on their daily exit slip.
Kabe Eichenauer, a teacher at Metro Early College Middle School, shared that TTO’s self-paced learning design, high-quality instructional materials, and team of instructional and technical experts have ensured students continue to make learning progress during these unprecedented times. He added that students are more motivated to achieve a “‘sparkly’ perfect score on their daily exit slips. While the students are competing to achieve the sparkles for bragging rights, what they don’t realize is that they are mastering the content in the process.”
Metro Early College Middle School students agreed that one of the things they liked most about TTO’s personalized learning model is that it allows them to learn at their own pace. One student commented that TTO has reduced their anxiety about not understanding a math concept, “because it won’t move on to a new lesson unless you mastered the previous one.”