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Student-Centered Stations

Student-Centered Stations 
 
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Would you like more time to meet with small groups? Create a deeper relationship with students?  This session will provide teachers with practical ideas for easy management of station rotation.  Learn to integrate a variety of free technology tools that actively engage students and place accountability on students for their own learning. These strategies differentiate instruction, allow students to learn at their own pace, and help teachers gain vital instructional time for application of learning.

 
Session Objectives: 
Evaluate the benefits of student learning stations
Explain the basic components of station rotation
Evaluate a variety of station rotation models.
Create the basis for a station rotation in the classroom.
 
 
Bellwork / Task One
Watch the following Ted Ed video and answer the questions in the THINK section
 
 
Task Two: Classroom Management
Routines: How do students transition from one station to another? Do students know where to access materials?  Do students know how to use the technology programs in the lesson? What is the expectation if a student needs help in a station?
Group and Grouping: 
Materials - access and vehicle: Edlio, Class Notebook, Edmodo
 
 
 
 
Task Three: Sample Station Rotation
Before the lesson: 
Create groups (classroomscreen, iready groups, etc)
Create links to technology components
Make copies of articles or handouts
Create an Edlio lesson page (or Notebook, etc)
 
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STATION ROTATION LESSON
 (what do students have to know or be able to do for this lesson?)
 
February 14, 2018

Bellwork: Sit with your groups listed below.  On your device, go to the Station Rotation page on my website.
 
5 minutes whole class: Learn Flipgrid
 
 Groups: 
 
Group 1: Start with Station 1 Group 2 : Start with Station 2 Group 3: Start with Station 1 Group 4: Start with Station 2
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Station 1 (20 min - technology/independent): Explore a variety of station rotation models
 

EVALUATE- Review the sample models posted below

KESSLER Model

FOUR STATION Model

TIC TAC TOE Model

Determine the pros and cons of each model. Post a pro or con of each model in the padlet:

https://padlet.com/jbarneslee/studentcenteredstations 

PLAN- How will you get started or what will you tweak?  

SHARE - Using Flipgrid, explain the model that will work best for your learners.

· Why did you choose that model?

· Will you use different models for different classes?

Select the link to open the Flipgrid Topic- Station Rotation Models

https://flipgrid.com/lvgsvk

 

Station 2 (20 min - no technology/group work): Explain the basic components of station rotation (post-its on wall)
 
READ- Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model (paper copy provided)
 
DISCUSS- With your group, discuss the basic components of station rotation
 
CREATE- With a partner, create two to three hashtags that will help you remember the components of station rotation. Post the hashtags on our Post-It Wall
 
Extra Time: Review Quizlet terms
 
END LESSON
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After the lesson, consider the following: 

As a student:

What did you like?
What did you not like? 

As a teacher:

What hang ups do you anticipate?
 What did you learn in that station?  

   
Task Four: Plan your Stations
In a lab or classroom?
How much technology?
One day or all week?
Where will your resources be?
  
Station Examples: 
 
Social Studies Rotation: 
 
Technology Resources: 
 
 
 
Closure: 
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