During these times of uncertainty, Istation is more committed than ever to helping students succeed. As districts continue to postpone classes this spring, schools are relying more on Istation's intervention and instruction for reading, math, and Spanish literacy. Istation allows teachers to continue providing differentiated learning for each student not only in the classroom but also by distance learning.
In order to answer frequently asked questions from parents and teachers, we have created a Covid-19 school closures page that includes step-by-step instructions on how to get the most out of Istation at home.
Educational leaders preparing for back to school during COVID-19 face many unknowns. Istation has created an additional resource page to help educators lead through unprecedented times. You can visit the page Helping Educators Lead Through Change from the link below.
Please visit our Empower Educators page for installation instructions and making the most out of Istation at home.
The terms RTI and MTSS are not interchangeable. It is important to understand that RTI fits within the MTSS framework. MTSS is a more extensive system of student intervention that involves not only a heightened community awareness but also a greater focus on prevention for all students, not just those who are struggling.
In many arenas, the word assessment has a negative connotation; however, it is not a bad word. Assessment is a systematic process that is used by educators to gather data to evaluate instruction. Educators use the data to measure and document student progress toward a goal or standard, to evaluate the effectiveness of programs, and to determine if instructional goals have been met.
Proper, well-organized technology training for instructors unlocks the learning potential in students through the effective use of integrated tools. It is well worth the time and effort to provide a clear understanding of what platforms to use, technical specifications for each tool, and easy-to-follow instructions for setup and implementation. Ultimately, the process will create a well-informed staff who can pass their expertise to their students and creatively extend the features of their Edtech Integration.
Stephens was first introduced to Istation while working as the assistant principal for Bozeman Elementary School in Lubbock. Stephens admits that she and her team of teachers didn’t know much about solid intervention practices and knew even less about small-group instruction. For them, “intervention” meant reteaching to struggling learners the lesson they had heard earlier that day.
Monitoring student progress can help teachers make informed decisions about where to go with classroom instruction. Being able to see growth over time in students’ data gives teachers an idea of what’s working and what to try next.
Consider these three helpful tips to ensure you are getting the most out of progress monitoring your students.
Delivering powerful results while ensuring equity and reducing teacher workload, Istation’s educational technology meets the needs of all students – at school and at home. Contact us to learn how to build your intervention team with Istation.