Levers of Change in Fulton County Schools
<div>In Station Rotation students rotate through several stations during a class period.</div><div><br></div><div>Stations may include small group instruction with a teacher, independent learning or practice, collaborative work, and adaptive digital content.</div><div><br></div><div>This model is useful for differentiating learning for students and giving the teacher a chance to work with small groups of students at a time.</div><div><br></div><div>Schools using this model include Holcomb Bridge Middle School and Bear Creek Middle School.</div> www.youtube.com Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
<div>Schools decide how frequently to use the instructional models above, depending on what meets the needs of their students and how ready their teachers are.</div><div><br></div><div>Some teachers have found a model that works really well for their students that they're now using every day. Others are starting by trying a new strategy one time, once a week, or once a month.</div>
<div>Schools are starting to use new instructional strategies with a small number of students first, and then expanding from there.</div><div><br></div><div>For example, one early adopter teacher may try a new model and see success. Other teachers learn from what works, expand and adapt the model from there.</div>
<div>In Individual Rotation students rotate through different learning stations (like Station Rotation).</div><div><br></div><div>But in this model the path students take is individually customized to their learning needs, and they don't visit every station.</div><div><br></div><div>This model is useful for creating a high level of differentiated learning for students, offering students a choice in how they learn, and giving the teacher a chance to work with small groups of students at a time.</div><div><br></div><div>Camp Creek Middle School and Bear Creek Middle School use a version of this model for math.</div> www.youtube.com YouTube
<div>Whole Group Direct Instruction is a teacher delivering content to the whole class at once.</div><div><br></div><div>This model is useful for introducing a concept, when the whole class has the same need, or for introducing students to lecture-style classes they may experience in college. </div><div><br></div><div>Note: Many of the models to the right include some whole group direct instruction. For example, in Station Rotation a teacher may start with a whole-class opening and then break into small groups for rotations.</div>
<div>Small Group Direct Instruction is a teacher working with a small group of students while the rest of the class works on another activity.</div><div><br></div><div>This model is useful for targeting instruction to a small group of students who need support in the same area, and for teachers to get to know their students and ensure they are learning.</div><div><br></div><div>Note: Many of the models to the right include some small group direct instruction. For example, in Station Rotation one of the stations is usually a small group station with the teacher.</div>
<div>In the Flex Model students move independently through content and activities, with teachers on site to support them as needed.</div><div><br></div><div>Teachers may work with students individually or in small groups, depending on the needs of their students that day.</div> www.youtube.com
<div>In the A La Carte model, a student takes some of their classes in the traditional classroom, and one or more classes online.</div><div><br></div><div>Students across our district take advantage of online classes through Fulton Virtual Schools to advance their learning, recover credit, or take a class they're interested in that's not offered at their school.</div> www.fultonschools.org Instructional Technology Fulton Virtual
<div>In Lab Rotation, students spend part of their time in a typical classroom and then rotate to a lab for online learning and practice.</div><div><br></div><div>This model allows schools to use their teachers in ways that best fit their talents. All students are able to receive instruction from a teacher who's great at whole group direct instruction, and then go to a lab with a teacher whose talent is supporting independent learning and practice.</div> www.youtube.com
<div>In a Flipped Classroom, students watch a video introducing content for homework. Then class time is used for interactive activities and applying learning.</div><div><br></div><div>This model is useful for making the most of the time students have in-person with their teacher and with each other. It also allows students to rewind, rewatch, or pause to understand videos in a way they can't do with an in-person lecture.</div> www.youtube.com
<div>In the Enriched Virtual model, students primarily take classes online, but have required face-to-face sessions with a teacher.</div><div><br></div><div>This model is not currently in use in Fulton County Schools, but others have used it to support students who choose to take all of their classes from an online school.</div> www.youtube.com YouTube

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