EDUCATION BLOG2021-07-29T13:56:01-04:00

W.I.N. Time Activities

By |November 1st, 2021|W.I.N. Time|

W.I.N. time activities, especially for middle and high school students, can be incredibly beneficial. Why? These days, students’ lives are just as, if not more fast-paced than working adults’ routines! Within a 7-hour time range, a student may travel from as few as four to as many as eight academic subjects. That's not including [...]

Names for Intervention Time

By |October 4th, 2021|Enrichment, Flex Period, MTSS, RTI|

What is Intervention Time? The first thing you need to know: “What IS intervention?”. Multi Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), or Response to Intervention (RtI), is data driven instruction based off of benchmark assessments, screeners, etc. The data is used to identify gaps in student learning and then group them based on the [...]

Flex Time in Schools

By |September 30th, 2021|Flex Period|

Schools face a unique set of challenges in today’s educational ecosystem. Between the pandemic and the constant shift in education, schools are searching for ways to effectively meet the needs of their students and faculty. But how can schools accomplish this when there is limited time during the school day? A proven and trusted [...]

Managing Accelerated Learning Committees

By |August 18th, 2021|HB 4545|

For students who are in grades 3, 5, or 8 and have not passed reading or math in their STARR assessments, HB 4545 requires that they take part in accelerated learning committees. An accelerated learning committee includes staff members, and the student and parent or guardian if possible. Their job is to meet to [...]

Tracking Accelerated Instruction

By |August 17th, 2021|HB 4545|

For Texas Districts trying to meet the requirements of House Bill 4545, a key element is for students in accelerated instruction to have 30 hours of instruction in the subject they struggled in. We’ve talked about how schools can create time for accelerated instruction, and how to schedule students, but how can schools keep track [...]

Scheduling Students for Accelerated Instruction

By |August 16th, 2021|HB 4545|

Accelerated instruction requires that any students in grades 3-12 who did not score at least Approaches on their STARR assessment or End of Course (EOC) exam receive intervention support in groups of up to 3. However, with parent approval some schools may receive a waiver and that number can be higher. Within Enriching Students, a [...]

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