The Station Rotation model fit easily into best practices that the school already had in place. It is very similar to centers, and teachers were able to incorporate guided reading and guided math without changing very much.
One of the biggest challenges has been changing the mindsets of adults. Some teachers difficulty releasing control of the classroom. They are also working on changing the mindsets of teachers around assessments and helping teachers to understand the importance of assessment data to improve their instruction.
The school is also trying to find a better model for pre-assessment and would like to find a system that differentiates between assessing for content and assessing for processes.
Lastly, the school is working on how to work with its highest-performing students. They would like to work more on managing the work of high-performing students while still providing adequate support to students in need for more help.
Teachers are doing excellent work on student agency. Working on student agency improves social emotional learning and UDL. It helps kids understand why they’re doing what they’re doing in class and builds culture in the classroom.
The school also has strong practices of using data to inform instruction.
Ysleta Elementary has a collective commitment to provide an environment where 21st century, global learners achieve/surpass academic expectations, exhibit high character standards and live healthy, active lives. We develop well-rounded young scholars.
Ysleta Elementary School is the flagship school at the Ysleta Independent School District. With over 100 years of rich history, we look forward to a bright and promising future. Our current campus was opened in 1998 and serves a proud community rich with tradition and pride.
Ysleta Elementary serves approximately 500 students, providing an outstanding dual language program and being an Empowered Learning School, where our goal is to personalize learning for every student. Our campus is one of two campuses in the district to pioneer Empowered Learning for students. Our students in 2nd through 5th grade have access to 1 to 1 chrome books and our Kinder and 1st grade have access to 1 device per every 2 students. Students are given the opportunity to set their own academic and non-academic goals then monitor their own progress against those goals. This has proven to be extremely effective as students take ownership and agency over their learning and growth. Our goal is to ensure students move to the next grade level reading at grade level or above. Ysleta Elementary scholars are positive, motivated and engaged life-long learners. Our school is working to create collaboration spaces throughout our school where students will be able to come together and work collaboratively. Students are able to progress on their learning continuum based on their individual strengths and areas of need. Students are also able to move ahead when mastery is achieved.
We welcome our young scholars to another exciting school year and thank our amazing and loyal community for their commitment and support!
Contact: Norma Osuna
Contact Title: Principal
Ysleta Elementary School
8624 Dorbandt Cir
El Paso, Texas
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