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ASU Prep teachers on creating a culture of collaboration with Teach to One Roadmaps

March 15, 2022 Teach to One

Meet Mr. Anaya and Mr. V from ASU Prep in Arizona. They sought Teach to One to help meet each student at their unique level of math proficiency and close the gaps in their students’ math knowledge. 

“We whole-heartedly believe in meeting students where they are at instead of expecting them to reach grade level on their own.” 

With Teach to One Roadmaps, students’ proficiency levels are measured across grade levels. Because math is cumulative, it’s critical that teachers have the ability to see where students might have gaps in learning from prior years. Roadmaps is built on this skill-by-skill level of diagnostics and gives Mr. Anaya and Mr. V insight into each student’s math background, which is key to mapping a path forward. Mr. Anaya and Mr. V say this is especially important because of the effects of the pandemic on their students. 

“Many students have missed out on immersion with their education due to the pandemic, and this created a void in their academic, social, and emotional lives.”

Teach to One Roadmaps allows Mr. Anaya and Mr. V to differentiate instruction in their classrooms, and lets students work on skills from previous grades while instruction continues on current-grade skills. Not only has this helped close gaps in learning, but it has also contributed to the culture of collaboration Mr. Anaya and Mr. V have cultivated. 

“We’ve worked with our students to create a culture of collaboration in the classroom, and one that allows students to take ownership of their learning.” 

Mr. Anaya and Mr. V look for ways to get students involved in their learning and engaged in taking ownership for their progress. As part of this, they created a couple tools to aid students in their success. 

The Skill Tracker enables students to take initiative through note taking. It guides them through Roadmaps’ skill cards, vocabulary needed for the skill, sample assessment questions, virtual learning activities, and practice sets. The graphic organizer helps prepare students for their assessments. 

The Academic Growth Ladder helps track student progress on skills, and is something Mr. Anaya and Mr. V review with their students once a month. The student works with the teacher to create monthly goals, discuss progress made, and set expectations. As a baseline, Mr. Anaya and Mr. V expect students to complete five skill tracker sheets and pass (with 80% or above) five skills each week. 

“We’ve seen tremendous success in closing our students’ mathematical gaps since using Roadmaps and implementing these tools.”

We’re thankful for partners like Mr. Anaya and Mr. V, and for their students who are learning to take initiative and ownership of their learning.