As you utilized MAP Skills in your classroom this year, which tools did you find to be the most useful? How did you use those tools to support your students' learning? Please share your insights with your colleagues.
Jennifer Fonseca Candi Fowler Artiya Nash
Hey Everyone! I love MAP Skills as it has the tools needed to get to those specific skills as they align to the curriculum. For example - using the Mastery Checks as a pre and post test can really help determine which students have lower skills and which ones have achieved the skill before beginning the unit of study. And once I know which ones have achieved the skill - I can give them a skills locator in that strand but at a higher level to see what they need in the content area I'm already teaching.
I do love the resources - just the fact that you can search by a specific skill and find games, teaching videos, and other resources cuts down on the search time that it usually takes if I'm using a search engine like Google. I do find that best practice is giving students time in school to use MAP skills as I can control the amount of time they are using the tool when taking mastery checks. The resource assignments are a good at home work piece ~ and I make sure that I assign some deliverable with each mission. IE - watch this video and make 3 notes on what you want to remember - bring those note to me by ____ date.
I hope you are finding MAP Skills an awesome tool for your students!
Candice Fowler, M.Ed
Professional Learning Consultant
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