"Only the brave teach."
Welcome to FIM Hybrid Math!
Are you worried that moving to online instruction this spring might have created learning gaps for students? Is uncertainty around what will happen in the fall causing stress for you, your teachers, and your families?
The Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) provides on-site and virtual instructional coaching and professional development for educators nationwide. IEE's Focused Instructional Model (FIM) for mathematics is a proven successful warm-up system that leads to increased student achievement.
In response to spring school closings, IEE has developed a FIM Hybrid for the upcoming school year. The FIM Hybrid will provide a natural way to close potential learning gaps that may have occurred this spring.
Relax... FIM Hybrid will close the gap!
Traditional FIM v. FIM Hybrid
|FIM in the classroom||FIM Hybrid|
|WHAT?||A daily warm-up statement that cycles 16 key grade level concepts.||A daily warm-up statement that cycles 16 key grade level concepts along with standards from the previous grade-level.|
|WHY?||To keep the most important grade-level concepts in front of students throughout the year.||To close the learning gap that might have occurred during the spring of 2020 to make up for lost instructional time.|
|HOW?||Students complete 2 warm-up problems per day and bi-weekly Progress Monitoring Tests to track mastery of standards.
Teachers work with grade-level colleagues to select 16 "Power Standards" that will cycle for students.
|Students complete 2 warm-up problems per day, blending current and past key concepts. Bi-weekly Progress Monitoring Tests track mastery of grade-level standards.
Teachers identify learning gaps through vertical grade level collaboration when choosing "Power Standards" to cycle.