When Implementation Specialist, Amanda Centorbi, saw Ponce de Leon Elementary's incredible usage report for January, she reached out to Principal Paula Textel to ask how they've implemented the program.
Principal Textel said, "We have dramatically improved our Istation usage at Ponce de Leon this year and we are very proud of the results! Our students are excited about the program and it’s reflected in their performance – both on Istation and in their daily reading and writing. Each classroom has a scheduled computer lab period twice weekly for 30 minutes. In addition, students are logging on in their classrooms during small group intervention time. Each classroom teacher has a rotating schedule and students log on according to the number of minutes required of them based on their tier level. In addition, classroom teachers have created various incentives such as classroom dollars, lunch bunch, individual goal sheets, classroom charts, etc. The program has become a win-win situation for both students and teachers!!"
Istation was so proud of the school's efforts and usage, that we sent the students some goodies. Here they are enjoying Istation character masks and earbuds: