Presentation on theme: "Your Middle School Classroom John Quincy Adams Middle School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Your Middle School Classroom John Quincy Adams Middle School “CENTERgize”Your Middle School ClassroomPresentation By:John Quincy Adams Middle SchoolChuck DilauroChristina JohnsonJennifer WilliamsJessica Radovich
2 Your Middle School Classroom “CENTERgize”Your Middle School ClassroomBring Common Core with cooperative learning groups that focus on:full circleRTI (Response to Intervention)Close ReadingMeaningful DiscussionsTechnologyFormative Assessment
3 Your Middle School Classroom “CENTERgize”Your Middle School ClassroomSession ObjectivesUnderstand how to use learning centersExperience how they workGain resources on:RTI (Response to Intervention)Assessment/technologyClose readingMeaningful discussions and questioning
4 Your Middle School Classroom What is a learning center? “CENTERgize”Your Middle School ClassroomWhat is a learning center?Learning centers are designated activities that provide an engaging way for students to work independently of the teacher in small groups, pairs, or individually to reinforce and extend classroom learning. Learning centers for middle school students are designed with the middle-level student in mind.
5 Your Middle School Classroom BENEFITS OF LEARNING CENTERS “CENTERgize”Your Middle School ClassroomBENEFITS OF LEARNING CENTERSmotivates studentsallows students to take charge of their learningappeals to social nature of middle school studentsgroup activitiesmeets academic needs of individual studentsdifferentiated activitiesindividual/small group meetings with the teacherincorporates reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing
6 Your Middle School Classroom TYPES OF LEARNING CENTERS “CENTERgize”Your Middle School ClassroomTYPES OF LEARNING CENTERSTeacher lead (most important)Independent readingComputerIndependent seat workWriters workshopVocabulary/word study
7 Your Middle School Classroom “CENTERgize”Your Middle School ClassroomThe primary objective of a learning center model is to meet with students one-on-one and in small groups in order to provide remediation of skills and concepts covered in class.
8 Your Middle School Classroom “CENTERgize”Your Middle School ClassroomCREATING GROUPS• group by need/skill• group by interest• group by learning styles• group randomly(# drawn, colored cards, puzzle pieces, etc.)• self-selected grouping(students select their own groups)• flexible grouping(change groups as needed for any/all of the above)
9 “CENTERgize” Your Middle School Classroom Other things to consider when using centers:FrequencyNumber of students per groupNumber of centers in a rotationAmount of time for each rotationAll depend on the specific needs of each class
10 Your Middle School Classroom “CENTERgize”Your Middle School ClassroomAlways post a rotation chart so that students know where to go and what to do in each stationGROUPROTATION1234TRCICenters:TeacherReadingComputerIndependent
11 Your Middle School Classroom Today we will model a four group rotation “CENTERgize”Your Middle School ClassroomToday we will model a four group rotationCenter #1RTI (Response to Intervention)Center #2Close ReadingCenter #3Meaningful DiscussionsDepth of Knowledge questioningCenter #4Assessment/Technology
61 Your Middle School Classroom “CENTERgize”Your Middle School ClassroomReflectionWhat do you feel you will be able to do differently with the content in your classroom as a result of learning centers?How does the learning center approach connect to the instructional shifts in CCSS?What will you do differently in your classroom as you implement learning centers?
62 Your Middle School Classroom John Quincy Adams Middle School “CENTERgize”Your Middle School ClassroomContact InformationJohn Quincy Adams Middle School5525 Henican PlaceMetairie, LA 70001
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