Rochelle Lee Teacher Award Study Groups are school-based professional learning communities. Study groups develop a goal to guide their learning throughout the school year, and meet monthly to discuss instruction and push their practice to reach their goal. Learn more about Bateman Elementary School’s study group and what they learned about the components of a balanced literacy program.
School: Newton Bateman Elementary School
Text: Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflection and More by Jennifer Lempp
Study Group Leader: Maritza Vazquez
Study Group Members: Priscilla Rowe, Selene Rivas, Samantha Gage
Goal: Because our school uses the workshop model for reading and writing, we would like to extend the workshop, as well as making sure we are implementing the math workshop model during math instruction to support students best.
We found that this text was an easy read. Not only does Jennifer Lempp provide the structure and procedures in order to successfully implement the math workshop model, but she also provides the reader with videos of the math workshop in action. Lempp also provides us with differentiated mini-lessons to ensure that she supports all grades.
As a study group, we made it a priority to incorporate components of the math workshop. We have built student independence, and differentiated instruction through stations, as well as reflections and shares. Our goal is implementing the math workshop model next year fully.