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Dr. Smith of Uplift Wisdom on Using Roadmaps for Intervention & Engagement

April 14, 2022 Teach to One

Dr. Smith, Math Intervention Specialist at Uplift Wisdom in Dallas, Texas, shared her thoughts on using Teach to One Roadmaps as an intervention tool. She says, 

“Student engagement has been difficult in many school settings for various reasons. However, as educators we are charged with the task of finding activities that engage the students and help build them for success.” 

Uplift Wisdom put into place a dedicated class period for students to work through math skills. Their goal with this interventional time is to close learning gaps that widened as a result of lost instructional time during the pandemic. 

Dr. Smith says the initial launch of this interventional block was bumpy, but that the team persevered. Always at the center: the scholars. To encourage engagement and progress, the math team implemented an incentive program called “Flip Friday,” a day with shortened class periods and an afternoon of social activities. In order to participate in this once-a-month reward, scholars must demonstrate a minimum of one skill per week. 

This is just one example of Uplift Wisdom being creative around student engagement and intervention initiatives. Dr. Smith says, 

“We are pleased with the progress of the scholars and can’t wait to see the results of their math achievements through the various assessments we administer locally and statewide.”