On Tues Nov 17th, we met at Schou – TLC to familiarize ourselves with some of the reports of Progress Tracker and what to do with interventions. The Condensed Report provide an overview of days participated, and percentage of each exercised completed as well as when flags will appear. Individual Progress reports provided an detailed summary of each step of completion. As well, the mathematical calculations were shared to show the algorithym as another way to look at the error rates. The goal of this was to offer other insights so that choices could be made about interventions. Each school was able to look at their own data online.
Another area of conversation was the intervention piece. All interventions start with the student articulating what to do (in their words) and asking what sounds do they actually hear. (*We are avoiding the terms – up and down when referring to the sounds.) Return to DEMO to practice until there is at least 10 in a row correct. Have the student state the process again. Then return to the exercise (which could be the next day). **Steve C. suggested that the teacher record the intervention date/ so changes in the student graph might be attributed to the intervention. This intervention might have to happen a couple of times before any change is registered on the exercise. If this requires further intervention, that’s when the xylophone and other interventions (see your binder and the website) take effect. We also spoke about extending the protocol time to allow more time on a single exercise (for those identified on the 3up/1down).
A scan of the Interventions website was done and participants checked to make sure they were able to access the private areas.
Overall, questions were answered and processes were affirmed. A comment from Mountain staff was that they were thrilled that their students were doing so well.
*Note: For those wishing the ele-bot powerpoint activity from Tom, click here.