Adapting Math Curriculum for Hybrid Learning: Julie Smith
Julie SmithAKA "Professor Glitter Rogue"
Teacher – Tiebreaker Elementary School, ID
Elementary school teacher Julie Smith, AKA, Professor Glitter Rogue, learned how to adapt her teaching strategies to help students through a hybrid learning environment. Using Legends of Learning, Professor Glitter Rogue has developed a systematic approach to boosting her students’ proficiency in mathematics: “The first thing I do is create an assignment for the skill we are working on based on the current standard we are striving to master. I assign it through our Google Classroom. As we work through learning the skill, we spend time each day in Legends, practicing that skill in a fun and engaging way. The nice thing is that I do not have to make any changes to the assignment based on if the student is at home or in class.”
Professor Glitter Rogue also uses Legends of Learning to not only create a stimulating learning environment but also to motivate her students to learn complex math concepts such as fractions and decimals: “The greatest compliment I have ever gotten about my teaching happened last week. We have been using Legends in my classroom for three weeks now. Last week, a student told me, “Thank you Mrs. Smith, math is so much fun now.” Now this may not seem like a big deal, but this year, it is a huge deal. My students are jaded about school right now because of all the changes we have had to face. It is difficult to get them excited about anything, but now, with Legends, that has changed. Every morning I see them check the schedule to see if we are working in Legends that day and once they see it on the schedule, I hear a collective “Yes!” whisper throughout the room. Legends is a total game changer for engagement and mastery.”
Professor Glitter Rogue, we admire how you are going above and beyond to meet the learning needs of your students. Keep up the great work!