Teach to One Addresses Educational Gaps With a Personalized Learning Experience Since 2012, Teach to One: Math has been providing teachers with an innovative approach to helping students learn new math concepts with a personalized, collaborative solution to schoolbased learning. Teach to One is the brainchild of New Classrooms. The independent non-profit organization was developed by former math teacher Joel Rose and New York Department of Education consultant Chris Rush to identify and address educational gaps in the current schoolbased approach to curriculum. Prior to launching Teach to One, Rose and Rush created School of One in 2009 for the New York Department of Education. The team was determined to design a school-based learning approach that integrated live, online, and collaborative learning in ways that met the unique needs of each learner each day. This highly personalized, technology-based approach to learning was named one of the year’s best inventions by Time magazine. Eight years later, Teach to One has launched in schools across the U.S. with much success. Teachers consistently share how this innovative solution has not only improved student success but also helped teachers improve their approaches to teaching. They have found support in collaboration with peers at their schools and other Teach to One school leaders. The unique, collaborative method that Teach to One offers is designed to meet students where they are, starting with an individualized assessment of each student. The approach empowers students to accelerate their learning by incorporating a combination of approaches, including independent work, group collaboration, and teacher-led instruction. Teachers are involved throughout the process, assisting students when needed. The dynamic approach to learning that Teach to One offers is breaking barriers and transforming the traditional classroom learning environment. Teach to One has developed eight different instructional approaches (modalities) to learning that account for each student’s abilities. Each modality is designed to target deeper levels of conceptual understanding of math skills and help students develop lifelong habits. The Teach to One classroom is a transformative open-space math center where multiple classrooms meet for a 90-minute block. Each student finds their individual schedule for the day based on the previous day’s assessment, which includes the learning stations and modalities used for their daily lessons. Prior to leaving for their next class, students complete a short online assessment and get immediate feedback outlining their progress. Based on the assessment, an algorithm calibrates the student’s lesson plan for the next day. Students move on to advanced lessons once they are ready and have mastered the skills necessary to do so. Founder and CEO Joel Rose is a former fifth grade math teacher who saw his students struggle because they simply weren’t ready for the curriculum that the standardized approach said they should learn. On the other hand, he also saw advanced students lose their drive because they weren’t being challenged. “An accountability system that expects all students to achieve the same standard of success in a single year regardless of their starting point is magical thinking,” says Rose. “Programs like Teach to One meet students where they are and enable them to accelerate from that point forward, far beyond what they might otherwise do.” Teach to One is breaking barriers in the traditional learning approach, and the students and future leaders of our nation will reap the benefits of this new and innovative solution to problem solving and learning. About New Classrooms Innovation Partners Founded in 2011, New Classrooms Innovation Partners is an independent, national nonprofit that is on a mission to bring personalized learning to students across the country. Its innovative learning solution Teach to One: Math is an award-winning educational approach that has redesigned the traditional classroom learning experience. Teach to One creates content that engages students by meeting them where they are in their educational journeys. Teach to One uses an open-concept classroom and applies technology, independent learning, and collaboration to help students understand the daily curriculum. Prior to launching Teach to One: Math, Joel Rose and Chris Rush, co-founders of New Classrooms, launched School of One, a middle-grade math modality designed to improve students’ learning experiences at New York City Public Schools. In 2009, School of One was named the Best Invention of the Year by Time magazine. Teach to One: Math was built from the same principles as School of One and is now available in schools nationwide. Teach to One: Math ensures that students are learning the right math lesson, at the right time, and in the right way that meets their individual needs.