Looking Around … Teaching and Learning in a 360° Classroom Grade 3 Teachers: Barb Butler, Chrissy Payne, Joanne Humber (IRT) Grade 6 Teachers: Gilles Park, Marie Louise Willett, Kara Pye (IRT) SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY Students: Grade 3 – 26 students (14 girls, 12 boys) Grade 6 – 31 students (17 girls, 14 boys) WHY A 360° CLASSROOM? Research Questions How will the integration of a 360° classroom affect student engagement in mathematics? How will the integration of a 360° classroom affect the way teachers approach the teaching and learning of mathematics? FOCUS AREA THE 360˚ CLASSROOM Sean Kavanaugh, principal at Hill Campus for Arts and Sciences in Denver, CO, developed 360° Math as an alternative way to teach mathematics. “360 Degree Math is a highly structured approach to teaching math that is unlike any other teaching approach currently used in American classrooms. […] From the moment students enter the classroom, they become the performers […] while the teacher shifts into the audience”. www.360degreemath.com PREPARATION FOR THE PROJECT Parental consent Surveys IN THE BEGINNING TAKING OWNERSHIP VOILÀ! THE END PRODUCT UNPACKING Out of the Gate The First Day Show what you know! Grade 6 Introduction to Grade 3s Grade 3 THE “SUGAR” MODEL S – Solve the Question U– Use some Pictures G – Give an Explanation A – Add Some Math Words R – Review Your Answer Created by Kimberly Pardy Sacred Heart Elementary Grade 3s in action! Grade 3 Feedback Grade 3 PHILOSOPHY BEHIND THE 360˚ CLASSROOM Learning is in the hands of the students Collaboration Student engagement Teacher as observer TALKING IS THE NORM COLLABORATION IS ENCOURAGED Owning What They Learn Grade 6 Students’ Comments about the 360° room “I felt like I was the teacher” “You don’t just sit there” “Teamwork” “Not independent” “I can see the spelling” “Free to do anything” “I went outside the box today” “You can ask people” “Lots of Space” “Just do math and it’s FUN” “We get to use the whiteboards “If I need help, I can not just the teacher” go to Abigail” SURVEY RESULTS Grade 3 I like learning math Grade 3 I like to come up with new ways to solve math problems I like working with others Grade 3 Learning new things in math is fun for me. Grade 6 I like learning math Grade 6 I like to come up with new ways to solve math problems Grade 6 I like working with others Grade 6 Learning new things in math is fun for me. WHAT DID WE SEE AS TEACHERS? Increased use of math vocabulary both orally and on paper. Increased confidence in mathematical abilities. Marked improvement in internal data. Safe environment promoted peer discussion for problem-solving. More students asking to go to the 360° classroom. SUCCESS STORY INCLUSION SUCCESS STORY Formative Assessment SUCCESS STORY Student Centred Learning The "360 Classroom" offers a new, low-tech way to do math. Listen WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK….. Jennifer Caines Frank Humber Kimberly Pardy Kerry Wells District Maintenance Staff STEM Teachers in Action project personnel and last but not least, our wonderful students at Sacred Heart Elementary who make teaching rewarding.