Teach to One 360

A holistic, personalized learning model

Teach to One 360 provides teachers with the ability to tailor learning to each student’s unique strengths and needs—every day.

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The program Bill Gates calls “The Future of Math”

More than a set of tools

Teach to One 360 is a school-based learning model: it combines an academic design that articulates what students learn with a set of operating structures that shape where, when, and how students learn. They affect what the teacher does, what the student does, and the organization of the classroom.

A proven approach

Students in 14 schools that operated the program for three years saw 23% more learning gains than students nationally, based on the NWEA MAP test. Students grew even more—53% above the national average—in schools with growth-aligned accountability measures.

A core or supplemental solution

School partners can use Teach to One 360 as a core program to replace their school’s current math course. Alternatively, 360 can be used as a supplemental program in addition to the core math curriculum. In both cases, the program can be implemented for single or multiple grade levels and for all or a subset of students.

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Our adaptive personalized curriculum

Learning modalities are made more powerful by our adaptive personalized curriculum. It leverages analytics from historical learner patterns, individual learner attributes, and lesson characteristics to decide what, when, where, and how students learn.

Skills and concept map

Our adaptive curriculum is centered around ensuring every student has a pathway to learn the specific concepts and skills they need. Concepts, which cover broader mathematical ideas and themes, each encompass a set of three to five interconnected skills. We have taken the complex relationships between these and made them understandable and navigable on an easy to use map. This streamlined approach creates greater efficiencies and allows for tailored acceleration.

Skill libraries

When students start Teach to One 360, an individualized library is created for them. This contains all the math skills and concepts the students need for the year. It helps students, teachers, and parents understand each student’s yearly mathematical journey. Each Skill Library is revised and adjusted throughout the year based on students’ performance. Libraries can include pre-, on-, and above-grade skills, depending on each student’s unique needs.

High-quality content

All Teach to One 360 content undergoes a comprehensive review. This ensures high standards for every student’s personalized curriculum. In addition to our bespoke lessons, we partner with leading digital and print-based curriculum providers. These include Curriculum Associates Ready, LearnZillion, and Illustrative Mathematics. Our team of academic and curriculum experts have designed, curated, and assessed over 9,000 high-quality lessons for inclusion in Teach to One 360.

Student playlists

At the heart of each student’s day-to-day instructional experience is their personalized playlist. Each playlist collects related skills that students experience over a two- to three-week period. A playlist is an individualized unit of study. It guides instruction, establishes learning goals, and contextualizes related skills and concepts.

Assessments

Assessments provide students with actionable feedback. An opportunity to celebrate their successes and learn from their misconceptions. Teach to One 360 uses multiple assessment types. This allows students to express different forms of understanding, from procedural to conceptual. Exit Slips assess learning to deliver the right modality, student grouping, and lesson each day. Diagnostic assessments (NWEA MAP) are administered up to three times a year. Other assessments include personalized tests to measure cumulative skills,  presentations to peers, and Prove Its—short quizzes students can take at home or school to prove they know new skills.

Every student, every day

Each student receives a customized daily schedule based on his or her current learning strengths and needs, the classroom resources available, and the thousands of lessons included in the program. These unique student schedules then result in corresponding teacher schedules. Teachers are able to access all the resources and information they need for the next day, review preliminary schedules before final publication, and substitute teacher-led lessons with their own lessons when they feel it is appropriate to do so.

The power of learning modalities

Traditional, teacher-led instruction is one way students can learn—but it isn’t the only way. Teach to One 360 lets students explore the beauty and complexity of math through eight different instructional approaches. Each modality targets deeper levels of conceptual understanding and helps students develop lifelong habits of success. As students move through each modality, their learning is synchronized to ensure a truly tailored experience.

Teacher-led modalities

Live Investigation often provides students with their first exposure to a new skill. Students build their knowledge through hands-on exploration of mathematical constructs. Learning happens in groups ranging from just six to a full class of 30 or more students.

Tasks require students to apply their knowledge to solve complex problems using real-world scenarios. Students work with the same teacher and group over seven non-consecutive sessions, culminating in a performance-based assessment.

Math Advisory sessions enable the same group of students and teacher to work together over the course of a year. These groups set goals, reflect on their learning, and practice habits of success. Math Advisory is also a key opportunity for teachers to build and maintain relationships with students.

Student collaboration modalities

Small Group Collaboration helps students develop skills in collaboration, communication, independence, problem solving, and reasoning. Students work in groups of up to six on engaging mathematical problems, dilemmas, and modeling assignments.

Peer to Peer lessons help students develop problem-solving and mathematical communication skills. In this group activity, two or three students work on the same skill. They solve a math problem independently and then share their strategies and reasoning. 

Independent modalities

• In Virtual Instruction, students work with selected software lessons to gain proficiency in procedural skill instruction.

Virtual Reinforcement gives students the opportunity to reinforce procedural fluency on skills for which they’ve already received an instructional lesson.

Independent Practice includes printed materials and other instructional resources to help reinforce skills first experienced as an instructional lesson.

Measuring Student Progress

Teachers have access to complete, real-time information on student progress through the Teacher Portal. Teachers may access their daily schedules and related lesson materials, along with a variety of resources that enable them to supplement, reinforce, and advance in-class learning.

Teacher dashboard

When teachers log into the Portal, they see their own customized dashboard that includes their daily schedules, calendar, and current groups.

Session planning

Teachers access Session Planning pages to help prepare them for a lesson they will soon be teaching.

These pages include information such as:

• Their assigned students

• The assigned skills

• Students’ recent performance history

• Recommended lesson plans

Teachers can also access a primer that includes a clear description of each skill, sample assessment questions, and instructional tips.

Grading and scoring

The Scoring page provides teachers with the ability to easily take attendance, grade homework, and assign a score for students’ work ethic and classroom contribution for that session. Scores help teachers give real-time feedback to students on their overall performance. Scores from the Portal are then synced to a grading platform that enables teachers to produce individual student grades.

Formative feedback

The Results page provides teachers with an overview of students’ results on the daily Exit Slip for that session. Students can receive a score of Perfect, Good, Almost There, or Room for Growth.

Grading and scoring
Your Round Progress

Student dashboard

Students and parents also have access to real-time information on student progress through the Student Portal. Students may access their daily schedules, homework, and a variety of resources that enable them to supplement, reinforce, and advance in-class learning. When students log into the Portal they see their own customized dashboard where progress is measured and celebrated with points and badges.

Success badges

Students can earn digital Badges, such as:

Still Got It, for remembering previously learned skills

Stretch, for learning a skill that may be a bit harder

Independence, for success learning outside of class

Social Emotional Learning

Students learning with Teach to One 360 engage in social and emotional development through collaborative learning, performance-based tasks, and ongoing reflections. Our Student Success Framework identifies two dimensions of student social and emotional development that guide our program design: learning how to learn and learning how to thrive. In these areas, Teach to One 360 includes specific, transferable skills that can support students throughout their learning.

Academic Curriculum

In academic curriculum

• Scheduled Math Advisory time throughout the school year

• Check-in time at the start and end of every class

• Teachers document student attendance, work ethic, and contributions in each session

• Students have opportunity to try a skill multiple times, returning to it until they achieve mastery

• Students can return to skills they struggle with and take on-demand assessments when ready

• Collaborative learning and peer review in multiple modalities

Teacher Practices

Teaching practices

• Positive narration and qualitative scoring: focus on progress (room for growth, not yet, almost there, great, etc.)

• Celebrations of success throughout the Student Portal: Badges, Pointsy (Pointsy is a character that appears when students go above and beyond.)

• Opportunities for daily self-reflection in Math Advisory, Tasks, and Task Demos 

• Thinking routines embedded throughout all lesson modalities

• Common Planning time for teachers to collaborate towards student success

Free Standing SEL lessons

Free standing SEL lessons

• Growth mindset

• Character focus and academic focus

• Collaboration and conversation with peers

• Perseverance

• Work ethic and contribution

• Active engagement

• Thinking routines

Core Design Tenets

We designed Teach to One 360 to enable students to explore the beauty and complexity of mathematics while also building habits for lifelong success. The following 10 core design tenets guided the development of the model.

1. Complete Learners

Students explore, question, defend, and build mathematical ideas, while also growing as curious, motivated, and collaborative members of their school community.

2. Able to meet students where they are

Students learn what they’re ready to learn in ways that are mindful of—but not exclusive to—grade-level expectations. This allows some students to catch up on pre-grade skills and others to get ahead with post-grade material.

3. Personalized Pathways

Students have personalized learning paths that are frequently and thoughtfully tailored just for them. They are able to accelerate their own learning, regardless of their individual starting point.

4. Shared ownership between students and teachers

Students and teachers build deep, caring relationships that enable them to share ownership for learning and feel collectively accountable for ambitious student learning outcomes.

5. Timely, actionable data

Teachers access information every day that allows them to plan their lessons based on timely, up-to-date, actionable data about student progress and lesson activities. Teachers always know what their students understand and what they are working toward.

6. Multiple integrated approaches to learning

Students coherently experience math through multiple integrated approaches to learning. This variety allows them to develop deep conceptual understandings, explore complex situations, and share their ideas.

7. Competency-based learning

Student pace is driven by their individual progress, rather than that of a group. As students demonstrate their understanding of mathematical skills or concepts, they are able to move ahead to new ideas.

8. Continual regrouping

Students work with anyone who shares their strengths and needs. Different students ready to learn the same mathematical skill or concept are continually regrouped with one another to work together and achieve their goals.

9. Collective teacher responsibility

Teachers cultivate a culture of adult collaboration to benefit the needs of all students. Adult learning communities thrive when teachers grow together, share their practices, and partner with one another (and with us) in support of student learning.

10. Flexible use of space

Students learn in flexible classroom environments that can simultaneously support multiple approaches to learning in order to accommodate each student’s daily activities.

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