1. Blended Learning: Tech-infused learning
  2. Customized Learning: Instructional design in which the sequence and selection of learning experiences for each student (learner) is driven by teacher (facilitator) decisions. The teacher (facilitator) bases decisions upon student (learner) formative assessment data and learner profile (BCPS, 2015).
  3. FALS: Functional Academic Services and Support. Services offered may include: instruction in a functional life skills curriculum including personal management, community, recreation/leisure, career/vocational, and communication/decision-making. Students are provided with extensive modification of objectives and learning materials, and more time to learn.
  4. FAME: Formative Assessment for Maryland Educators. It's a yearlong collaborative professional development process centered around improving our practices of formative assessment.
  5. Flipped Classroom: A model where the typical lesson and independent work are reversed. Example: Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions.
  6. Guided Reading: Small-group, differentiated reading lessons
  7. Personalized Learning: Instructional design in which the student (learner) take an active role in their learning through choice in sequence and selection of learning experiences based on standards, interests and learning preferences (BCPS, 2015).
  8. PLC: Professional Learning Committee. These are our data meetings.
  9. UDL: The practice of providing each student with options in all aspects of learning.
  10. SAMR: A model to help teachers reflect on the effectiveness of their technology infusion:
    • Substitution: When a piece of technology simply replaces a piece of instruction. No improvement at all.
    • Augmentation: Tech is a tool substitute. Makes the task more convenient.
    • Modification: Tech redesigns the task significantly.
    • Redefinition: When technology creates new tasks in the lesson that would not be possible otherwise.

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