Breakout Session 6.5: Hear Us ROAR: Recognizing Skills, Organizing Activities, Actively Engage, Results Driven
The session will highlight how the significance of using differentiated core instruction, targeted Intervention time, LETRS instructional strategies, goal setting, scoreboards, monthly data chats, and goal celebrations helped move a school from a red growth rate to an exceeding growth rate in one year. Sugarloaf Elementary meets the diverse learning needs of our students in the classroom and engages learners with different abilities, learning styles, and interests. During ROAR Intervention, a targeted intervention time for reading and math, all students receive additional assistance to meet their academic goals. This time allows teachers to focus on individual or small groups of students and implement personalized strategies to address specific learning gaps using LETRS instructional strategies. During monthly data chats, students are empowered to set their own academic goals, enabling a sense of ownership and responsibility for their learning journey. Scoreboards give students a visual tool to track progress toward achieving their specific learning goals and the Wig Wagon provides students who meet their academic goals the opportunity to participate in celebratory activities. Our school has established a dynamic and engaging learning environment that nurtures students' academic growth and overall development. These strategies not only address individual learning needs but also foster a sense of community and achievement among students, leading to a successful and rewarding educational experience for all.