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Academic Choice in the Responsive Classroom

FPCS ECE Taskforce
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Felicia Owo

on 13 August 2014

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Description:
Activities
Guiding Principles:
Academic Choice in the Responsive Classroom.
Notes
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Planning:
Working:
Benefits:
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Reflecting:
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Supports children’s intrinsic motivation to learn
Encourages children to learn from each other
Draws on different strengths, abilities, and interests
Maximizes children’s learning
To help children learn new skills or information
To help children practice new skills
To have children demonstrate mastery of skills or content
Purposes
"Academic Choice is a powerful tool for motivating students’ learning. When teachers use Academic Choice to structure lessons, children become purposeful learners who engage in an activity because they want to, not because the teacher told them to. They work with a sense of competence, autonomy, and satisfaction. This is essential to learning. This is how school should be."
"The important thing to remember is that Academic Choice is not an add-on. Rather, it’s a format that can be used for many types of required lessons and activities. Academic Choice can therefore be incorporated into many portions of the day without adding to the schedule."
Academic Choice is a way to structure lessons and activities. When teachers use Academic Choice, they decide on the goal of the lesson or activity, then give students a list of options for what to learn and/or how to go about their learning in order to reach the defined goal.
Used well, the strategy breathes energy and a sense of purpose into children’s learning. When students have choices in their learning, they become highly engaged and productive. They’re excited about learning and sharing their knowledge. They’re likely to think more deeply and creatively, work with more persistence, and use a range of academic skills and strategies.
Things to Note
But what sets Academic Choice apart from the choices that many teachers already offer —and what is essential to its success —is the three-phase process of planning, working, and reflecting that children go through in an Academic Choice lesson.
Promotes self reliance and responsibility in the students
Builds a sense of classroom and school unity
Children become invested in learning
"Academic Choice; a choice-based approach to an activity-based learning."
Let the children choose!
A 2nd grade class just learned about biomes. The students now have to complete a project showing their understanding of biomes. The students have a choice between the following:
Essay
3D biome
Poem/Song with picture
In a Pre-K classroom student's are learning about their community. To promote academic choice, Ms. Remi is allowing the student's to choose which community helper they would like to learn about first.
Recap & Reflect
Academic Choice!
Not Academic Choice!
How is what you have just learned different from what we/you currently do?

How children learn
is as important as
what they learn
2.
3.
A specific set of social
skills children need for
success: cooperation,
assertion, responsibility,
empathy, and self control.
(CARES)
1.
Social curriculum is
as important as the
academic curriculum.
Why is this important?
1. It is important to not only let children choose
what they do academically, but also socially. By
having the children choose you are giving them
the opportunity to not only to choose what they are learning, but also how they get to know their peers.

2. By giving children the choice to decided what they want to learn it causes them to become more engaged in how they learn.

3.Giving the students this choice encourages the five CARES (cooperation, assertion, responsibility,
empathy, and self control) skills.
What are your personal next steps
to utilizing academic choice in your
classroom or role?
To utilize in the classroom
Provide enough choices to appease all learners in your classroom...
Be sure to plan far in advance in order to incorporate
a number of academic and unit choices throughout the year.
By:
Felicia Owo
The End.
Tables 1 – 4: Rub your hands together

Tables 5 – 8: Snap your fingers slowly

Tables 9 -12: Snap your fingers quickly

Tables 13-15: Slap your their thighs

Tables 16-18: Pound your chests

Now, let’s put it all together!

ICEBREAKER – Make it Rain!

Agenda
12:30- 3:10
12:35- 12:45

12:45-1:45

1:45-2:30

2:30-2:45

2:45-3:00
Energizer
The What's, Why's and How's of Academic Choice
Let's Play & Practice
Break Time
Putting it all together & Reflections
Meeting Norms
Start and end on time
Share the air
Commit to staying present and involved
Commit to putting away cell phones
(step out to take calls)
Be Brave
Speak your truth with respect

Goals & Outcome

1. Explore and understand the academic choice component of responsive classroom

2. Understand the steps of implementation for academic choice

3. Practice planning for academic choice lessons


https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/academic-choice-lesson
Ask the Expert
What is Academic Choice?
Melissa Porfirio
Ask the Expert
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/academic-choice-lesson
How do you build a strong foundation
for Academic Choice?
Planning
Working
Reflecting
Practice!
Describe a scenario for academic choice activities for the following:
Teaching a New Skill
(tables 1, 7, 10, 13, 16, 5)

Practicing a previously introduced skill
(tables 2, 8, 14, 3, 9, 15)

Showing mastery of a skill
(tables 12, 18, 4, 6, 11, 17)
Ask the Expert
How do you build a strong foundation
for Academic Choice?
Planning
Working
Reflecting
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/academic-choice-lesson
How do you build a strong foundation
for Academic Choice?
Reflecting
Planning
Working
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/academic-choice-lesson
Ask the Expert
- What is academic choice?
- What are some key things to remember
about academic choice?
- What are the benefits of academic choice?
- What are the 3 steps of academic choice?
- What has to take place in the classroom to
create an environment conducive to this
structure of learning?

Example: Teach a new skill
Example: Practice a previously taught skill
Example: Demonstrate Mastery
not content specific!
Displaying Choices
Displaying Choices
Work Time
Plan an academic choice lesson
as an indivdual or small group of grade level cohorts

Academic Choice or Nah!
Scenario #1:
Mrs. Strongmire has finished her center rotation chart. She has 4 groups this school year grouped by ability level. Students check the center rotation chart to see which stations they visit and have work differentiated for each group at their center.
Scenario #2:
Mrs. Strongmire has finished her center rotation chart rotation. She has 4 groups this school year grouped by ability level. Students check the center roation chart to see which stations they visit. At the station there is one learning objective. Student select out of 4 activities which one they will complete.
https://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/BiZ1PVSWiqV2D8Z
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