We chose a station rotation because it is conducive to the elementary school classroom and teachers had prior experience running centers-based classrooms.
We used three different math programs before finding one that works well in our context. Each year we would research elementary math programs, complete pilots, and utilize the program. We went through this process three times before fully rolling out ST Math.
Be open to trying various products and programs to find the best fit for your school community.
KIPP Ascend Primary is a public charter school that serves 600 students in grades K-5. Three themes'academics, character, and community'are embodied in KIPP Ascend Primary's five core values, which drive the school's language around high expectations: create, love, inquire, make it happen, and be the change. The faculty at KIPP Ascend Primary engage in backward planning and data-driven instruction in order to lead all students to a high level of skill mastery. In the 2011-12 school year, KIPP Ascend Primary began to use blended learning in math and reading to meet the individualized needs of every child.
Contact: Michael Salmonowicz
Contact Title: Director of School Operations, KIPP Chicago
KIPP Ascend Primary
1440 S Christiana Ave
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