Unity Primary provides services to 125
Amy Walker, a
In the incredibly diverse community, Unity Primary uses personalized learning as a key component in helping students succeed academically. The school implements a blended learning program through a station rotation model for all students. During
- 30 minutes of differentiated guided reading with the teacher
- 30 minutes of Istation reading on the computer
Walker has found that this rotation model helps maximize the amount of face time each of her students receives in small-group instruction with her. Students get 30 minutes of guided reading each day, regardless of their instructional level. The use of interactive learning tools like Istation increases student engagement. Having technology in the classrooms helps Unity Primary teachers effectively collect and analyze student data to plan for small-group instruction activities.
Istation’s monthly progress-monitoring tool allows teachers access to ISIP™ reports. They can check for students’ skill deficiencies and plan their guided reading instruction accordingly.
Walker told me, “Teachers regularly update the on-demand assessments to ensure that the data accurately represents the knowledge of each student. For example, if a student is reading
Keep up the hard work KIPP Unity Primary! Thanks for sharing your story with us.