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Making Self-Paced Learning Work for Younger Kids

This differentiation approach frees teachers up to meet students’ needs. The result? Students only tackle material they’re ready for, and all students achieve mastery.

November 18, 2021

Teachers at this Pennsylvania school have adapted the Modern Classrooms model to work with elementary grades, by designing color-coded pictorial unit “road maps,” creating teacher-made videos with prompts for students to pause and practice new skills, and offering must-do, should-do, and aspire-to-do lessons within each unit.

Learn more about this approach from the nonprofit organization the Modern Classrooms Project, which offers a free online course along with many more resources for student-centered blended learning.

Myers Elementary School

Public, Suburban
Grades K-4
Bellwood, PA

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