Whether you are looking to remediate struggling students or looking to give students a boost in the coming year, the DataWORKS StepUP Academy is designed to immerse your students — and teachers — in a powerful training program that will help them step up to the next level of performance.
A Curriculum Coach is available to discuss your needs.
StepUP Academy is designed to accelerate learning through effective, research-based lesson design and delivery strategies. It is especially useful for English Learners and struggling students.
The StepUP program combines well-crafted standards-based lessons with a strategically paced curriculum to create a powerful, easy-to-use, short-term learning experience.
Expected results include:
measurable gains by students in learning and confidence; and
demonstrable improvement by teachers in effective lesson delivery.
Our ELA academies are incorporating close reading strategies that help students analyze text structure and synthesize content from diverse media – preparing students to tackle the difficult to analyze informative/expository text of Common Core.
Our Writing academies center around units such as narrative, informative, or persuasive writing, and give students extensive experience in crafting original stories, writing from sources, and using evidence to support an argument.
Math academies focus on the often-missed test questions in geometric measurement, modeling situations, fractions, and statistics.
Our engaging new computer-based tech-tivities allow math students to interact with powerful graphing and design software.
Dynamic, digital, and conceptually-driven pacing calendars are built around your schedule. Instructional time is maximized to cover the most amount of content during your academy.
Flashcard games give students the opportunity to build fluency in math facts and basic operations, preparing them for higher-level courses.
Customized to your budget, schedule, and time
Academies can be done during summer, winter recess, spring break, after school, or even during the school year. And, whether you have eight hours a day for two weeks or one hour a day for eight weeks, your StepUP Academy will be customized to fit your schedule and timeline.
While students are learning, teachers also benefit from the lesson-based training and frequent interactive coaching sessions. This is a great opportunity for all teachers, but especially for those who are new to teaching or new to Explicit Direct Instruction.
No stress, turn-key
All materials and trainings are provided by DataWORKS. That means, schools can focus on recruiting teachers and students for the academy, and teachers can focus on perfecting their lesson delivery strategies.
Participating teachers are trained in the foundational Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) lesson delivery strategies.
Following the training, teachers participate in Lesson Demonstrations with gentle, interactive coaching from a DataWORKS consultant in real classrooms with students. Teachers identify and practice the components and strategies that go into the design and delivery of an effective EDI lesson.
A training day is held shortly before the Academy begins (usually 1-5 days prior to the start) where teachers are given all of their materials and taught how to facilitate the Academy.
Students and teachers receive kits with custom-paced materials including READY TO TEACH EDI® lessons, workbooks, flashcards, posters, and other materials. Students receive a lesson workbook, whiteboard, dry-erase marker, eraser cloth, and pencil.
During the Academy, DataWORKS consultants visit classrooms and provide gentle, interactive feedback to teachers.
At the end of each coaching day, the Academy teachers, site coaches, and DataWORKS consultants debrief. They discuss challenges and successes and plan for the next instructional day. Administrators are encouraged to attend as much of the Academy training as possible in order to support long-term implementation and build “local capacity.”