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Since every classroom and teacher is unique, curriculum should also be customized to your classroom's needs. These real-life examples are intended to inspire ideas that might work in your classroom.  

Foundational playlist examples:

FOUNDATIONAL PLAYLIST EXAMPLE 1: Summer assignment

  • School, grade, teacher: Oakland Unity High School, 9th grade, Peter McIntosh & Kallie Berg
  • Self-pacing: Students move at their own pace within a given week and can also work ahead
  • Other details: OU used this list during their summer school. Students completed work at school and at home.

Oakland Unity

FOUNDATIONAL PLAYLIST EXAMPLE 2: California Standards Test (CST) Review

  • School, grade, teacher: KIPP Heartwood, 6th and 7th grade, Anna Gunderson
  • Self-pacing: In preparation for the CST, Anna allowed students to move at their own pace between Review Days.
  • Other details from Anna: I gave raffle tickets for things on review days and then gave students prizes, extra credit, etc. if they won. They got super invested on those days and the best part was I didn’t have to plan any worksheets, lessons, etc. – and I got data!

Anna Gunderson CST Review

Topic playlist examples:

TOPIC PLAYLIST EXAMPLE 1: Semester 1 goals for Fundamentals & Algebra

  • School, grade, teacher: High Tech Middle School, 8th grade, Bryan Harms
  • Self-pacing: Bryan has all students work through these GOALs in this exact order, but students could go at their own pace.
  • Other details: At all times, ~50% of his students are working on Khan Academy while he works with the other 50%. He uses data daily to determine groups.

High Tech Middle School

Gunn High School

TOPIC PLAYLIST EXAMPLE 3: Fractions Ninja

  • School, grade, teacher: KIPP Heartwood, 6th and 7th grade, Anna Gunderson
  • Self-pacing: Anna allowed students to move at their own pace within a unit like Fractions.

Fractions Ninja

Summit Public Schools

Eastside Prep 6th gr