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The Grid Method - Shared screen with speaker view
Thrivewith SECO
50:53
Hi Everyone - If you need a verfification for a .10 CEU, please send an email to char.shryock@bayschoolsohio.org
Thrivewith SECO
54:01
Please mute yourself if you are joining in today
Ann Drake
54:19
So excited for this webinar!!
Holly Lavender
54:57
she is adorable!
Thrivewith SECO
58:47
IF anyone would like the resources that we will be referencing here is a link: www.teachbetter.com/presentation-files
Stephanie Herb
58:54
maybe like 25% if I’m lucky =(
Kelly Wegener
59:54
The link is not working for me. Anyone else?
Thrivewith SECO
59:57
Thanks for that honest response Stephanie-- I think that is why I am looking forward to hearing more about GRID...and how it meets more Ss where they are
Cheryll Smith
01:00:51
Top 10%.
Holly Lavender
01:01:50
Kelly if you just go to teachbetter.com you can find some example grids that Chad is referring to
Thrivewith SECO
01:02:03
Here is the link again - I tried it ...it takes you to Chad's landing page, scroll down a bit and you will see the presentation links https://teachbetter.com/presentation-files/
Ingrid Biederman
01:02:48
Every. Single. Day. last school year.
Thrivewith SECO
01:05:17
HAHA...love the time warping capacity of classroom doors - who wouldn't want the ability to warp time..hopefully to give us more time for positive work with kids !
Ann Drake
01:07:38
holding all your students success on your shoulders- so appropriate right now with state testing beginning
Heather Moser
01:07:54
Yep. Feeling it in bio this week.
Heather Moser
01:10:14
My chemistry is self paced (switched over last year), I am trying to imagine how to convert my general biology classes. Everything you are saying about the students taking ownership and digging in is SOOOOOO true. I see it in chem everyday.
Thrivewith SECO
01:11:26
Love that reflection statement: How can we remove the barrier of PACE for all students?
Erin DeHart
01:14:21
How can you let students set the pace when all students need to learn a certain amount of content in order to pass state testing?!!?
Erin DeHart
01:15:25
Is this manageable without a lot of teacher prep work?
Thrivewith SECO
01:15:54
I can attest that this works for all levels of students. I have a chemistry teacher that uses Grids with her AP Chem students and her Cosmotology Chemistry students. Both groups have benifited from using the Grid Method.
Erin DeHart
01:16:23
I teach 4th grade and I am brand new to this concept.
Heather Moser
01:16:48
Does the chem teacher use the SAME grids with AP and cosmo chem?
Holly Lavender
01:17:56
Me too - What I like about it is it got some students to participate more and actually do the work (asking for what they can do next!) who previously had marginally participated. There's some frontloading on the prep work, but once the unit gets rolling it runs itself..
Thrivewith SECO
01:18:16
Erin.... this will work in your class too - some of our SECO team is also doing this at elementary school - and are going to share their insights on the May 2
Thrivewith SECO
01:18:27
webinar
Erin DeHart
01:19:06
I would love to be apart of the May 2 webinar!!
Heather Moser
01:19:31
I found the prep to set my chem class up for self pacing to be pretty brutal (I may be making it all WAY more work than it need be). Once the prep was done once the class is a breeze and it improved my quality of life!That’s part of what I want to get out of this… how to do a better job setting up the course.
Thrivewith SECO
01:19:39
The GRID can also use the science "5- Es" for planning!!!
Holly Lavender
01:19:55
I've recently created a grid based on the 5Es and my kids are working through it now. Will share how it went on May 2
Erin DeHart
01:21:33
Does everyone start on 1A or can some students start higher? Is that something a teacher dictates?
Thrivewith SECO
01:21:40
That would be awsome Holly. I have several teachers working on grids that we could share as well. I would like to see SECO work to create examples for science teachers to share at various different grades/ courses.
Heather Moser
01:22:14
Do you ever offer choices between tasks/evidence on a grid?
Kristine Ward
01:22:19
This is seriously life-changing for me.
Heather Moser
01:22:51
Do you have examples of grids that are geared to units?
Holly Lavender
01:23:52
I've used choices on several of my grids and it's really easy; usually within the box with an "OR"
Thrivewith SECO
01:23:53
Hi Heather - All of the GRIDS are unit based
Cathy Holmes
01:26:55
For Ohio Standards you can use Cognitive Demands (page 10 in standard's document instead of DOK).
Erin DeHart
01:28:04
Do you have multiple grids for a class? Meaning, would the higher students have different grids than lower students?
Thrivewith SECO
01:30:14
Starting with standards is absolutely the right starting point for any instructional planning :) Here is the link to the Ohio Learning Standards Extended - with progressions. https://www.ocali.org/project/unit_planning/page/unit_standards
Holly Lavender
01:31:00
I use the same grid for all students, with an understanding that not all students may reach the top level. I tend to organize the "must know" in the bottom tiers and the "nice to know" or "next steps" in the top levels for that reason
Erin DeHart
01:31:45
Thank you!!
Thrivewith SECO
01:32:25
Start adding questions to the chat box- We will have 5 minutes for questions
Thrivewith SECO
01:34:32
Erin - One of the advantages of Grid is that there should be entry points for everyone. Chad just shared that you can also set up GRID coaches or GRID experts who are available to answer questions
David
01:34:50
ZPD - a flash from my educational psychology past :-)
Heather Moser
01:34:55
Do you use some large physical tracking mechanism to see student progress or are they all tracking their own location on paper or you tracking on paper?
David
01:35:09
Current term I use -- productive struggle
Heather Moser
01:35:12
Oops. Just answered that!
Erin DeHart
01:36:21
Do students shut down because they see themselves behind their peers?
Holly Lavender
01:36:50
That top left picture with the white board - I use this method for tracking and students add "gems" to their markers (i.e., "gamified") when they "level up." My freshmen LOVE this. They're pretty much self-managed
Heather Moser
01:37:00
How much of a split do you allow/experience in terms of progress through a grid. (i.e.. kids being 2 or 3 or more grids ahead or behind the rest of the group)?
Thrivewith SECO
01:37:07
Erin- my teachers have said students start working harder when they get behind their friends and want to be able to collaborate with them.
Veronica Duke
01:37:09
I teach 120 students a day in various high school sciences class, so this method may not allow for visual displays.
Brenda Wheat
01:37:24
I use a google tracking sheet on the smartboard for tracking.
Holly Lavender
01:38:14
It will work ok for multiple classes too. If you use a common labeling method for the grid spaces.
David
01:38:22
I've used those "traffic light cups" but as follows: yellow-moving ahead cautiously; red: stopped-I need help; green-done and ready to go.
Brenda Wheat
01:38:23
How do you decide how much class time to allow when you know that not everyone is going to finish the whole grid?
Thrivewith SECO
01:38:28
Hi Veronica - You can use a Google Spreadsheet to allow students to track themselves - or - hijack a Google Slide and make a "grid" that students can move their name tag through.
David
01:39:00
I can see with the Grid, students are never "done and ready to go" so I can repurpose the green cup.
Ann Drake
01:39:15
I would love to find an electronic way for tracking student progress.
Holly Lavender
01:39:22
Q - are the "scores" here from a standard assessment or from a teacher-created test?
Erin DeHart
01:40:01
How much whole group teaching is done before using the grid?
Heather Moser
01:41:19
Yes, I worry about that. In chem it’s all A’s, B’s and C’s now, AND they are definitely getting more depth and better BUT they are getting through LESS content (I clearly need to re-work some things and priorize) but how do I take that risk in a state tested subject?
Holly Lavender
01:42:13
Chad do you have a paper describing the results of your study that improved the report card?
Thrivewith SECO
01:42:29
Heather - I look at what standards can be integrated into a unit - and what tasks would allow students to work toward mastery on multiple standards at once -
Brenda Wheat
01:42:44
Erin, I have a "suggested" learning that students should be each day, and I teach a short lesson about that at the beginning of the period. Students are ahead and some behind, and I work one-on-one with them as needed.
Kristine Ward
01:43:23
This is utterly beautiful.
Erin DeHart
01:43:25
Brenda - when you work one-on-one with students, are the others working on the grid?
Danielle Thieman
01:44:12
Do you do any lecturing?In addition what do you do when students feel no need to advance, or are still way behind when other students have already worked through the top tier?How do you grade?
Brenda Wheat
01:44:19
Erin, yes.
Holly Lavender
01:45:04
I do a "touch base" every other day or so to pull everything together that they've been working on; I rarely do a full period lecture, it's more one-on-one. Lectures are more to fill in any gaps that may have turned up on the formatives.
David
01:45:10
I do a lot of orcestrated classroom dialogue integrating quick-writes with pair-share, etc. Do folks use a hybrid with some periods/class time spent with grid and some with teacher-managed whole class activities?
Thrivewith SECO
01:45:18
Danielle - my teachers have created short screencasts that students can watch multiple times as needed.
Brenda Wheat
01:45:19
I read somewhere that goal setting at bell, then a short time of examples, questions, etc, then grid work. I use that strategy.
Vicki Willett
01:45:26
I can tell you that if you reach out to Chad, he does respond.
Brenda Wheat
01:45:30
The facebook group is AWESOME!
Ann Drake
01:46:14
I want to piggyback on Brenda’ comment. I share a suggested target for each day. Some students are ahead and some are behind. The grid provides me the opportunity to work one-on-one.
Thrivewith SECO
01:46:20
Yes, Chad and the entire facbook group are very responsive and supportive
Heather Moser
01:46:27
In my self paced chem I have students schedule “mini-lectures” through out their progress through a unit. I do 2-3 of those a day for groups of 2-5 students. They schedule them as they get to those points.
Brenda Wheat
01:46:59
People want to know how to report a "grade"
Ann Drake
01:47:35
sometimes a mini-lecture is me lecturing and sometimes I create a short video students can view
Veronica Duke
01:47:57
I feel overwhelmed to set it all up ahead of time. How long does this take ?
Brenda Wheat
01:48:15
Veronica, it does take some time, but you will thank yourself later!
Holly Lavender
01:48:53
I agree - it takes some frontloading time, but it definitely pays off.
Brenda Wheat
01:49:11
It is a lot of work, but so worth it in the long run!
Thrivewith SECO
01:49:12
One suggestion was to get the grid created and all the level 1 activities, you can finish the level 2 items as kids are working on level 1
Ann Drake
01:49:21
I pulled things I already do to populate the grid. I used it as an opportunity to restructure the learning opportunities for my students
Brenda Wheat
01:49:26
join the facebook group!
Kelly Wegener
01:49:36
Thanks!!
Ingrid Biederman
01:49:40
Thank you!
Brenda Wheat
01:49:41
Thank you!
Ann Drake
01:49:42
thanks!!