We used to have a 1:1, but now that's not necessary. We chose our current model because it worked well with our building. It also seemed like the best way to help teachers make the transition. Lab rotation just wouldn't have worked with our building.
Most classes are only 40 minutes long or so. Trying to have multiple stations in such a short period of time was difficult. Many classes either do two stations or they just rotate over the course of the week. Also, classroom management was tough due to our lack of space.
Teachers should try to be flexible. Even within a model there will be variations of implementation. Take the time to look at the data use it to tailor the instruction. Take advantage of preparation time and review time to use the data.
Allentown Central Catholic High School is a co-educational catholic high school that is committed to educating the whole person. When school leaders became interested in implementing a Station Rotation model with a focus on-data driven instruction, they decided to pilot a program with a small group of students with the eventual goal of expanding the model throughout a grade level or subject area. Allentown Central Catholic High School is part of the Pennsylvania Hybrid Learning Institute (PA HLI).
Contact: Karen Rolston
Contact Title: Director of Studies
Allentown Central Catholic High School
301 N Fourth St
Telephone: (610) 437-4601