LiteracyPlanet and adaptive learning

Find out how LiteracyPlanet’s upcoming adaptive learning platform will save your students time in the classroom, and help improve your teaching.

One of the most time-consuming aspects of a teachers’ job is determining what to teach, based on the unique needs of individual students and the objectives of the curriculum.

Sometimes this process can be tedious. It involves collecting data from assessments, analysing what each individual student does and does not know and deciding what should be taught next.

Teachers are also required to put the content together for students to learn, teach the actual lesson, and work through the activities to ensure students are actively learning the content, rather than just observing.

Differentiated learning

Using smaller groups of students and tailoring content, known as differentiated learning, is a popular way of targeting students within a classroom, but it’s not perfect. Even within these small groups of students there will be differences in ability levels.

But if a teacher isn’t required to create differentiated resources for every student in their class, this changes considerably. They’re able to focus not on the content, but on building a relationship with students and asking deeper questions. Why is this student missing out on background learning? Or how can I challenge this student more? What can we do within the school environment and possibly elsewhere so that the student can do the learning activities required?

When content preparation workload is taken away, teachers are able to focus on bigger picture ideas and build an active learning environment that challenges students and

enables them to progress quickly.

Our new adaptive learning platform

The team at LiteracyPlanet has been working on a new adaptive learning platform that we’ll be rolling out to schools in the second half of 2019.

The data obtained from students using the program allows us to build the tool to further optimize students’ learning, and provide better tools for teachers to see how their students are doing, and what they want their students’ to achieve. This will come via goal setting tools where the teacher can set a goal for the student to achieve and the program will figure out what is required for that student to achieve that goal.

 

The student will be given diagnostics at certain times during their learning process. The diagnostics will determine the current level of the student in each literacy strand. We will then place the student at the appropriate level in the program’s curriculum, regardless of the actual year level or region they are in.

Regular formative assessments track student progress, allowing the teacher to see improvements over time. Each mission will have a formative assessment

This process takes action based on student results of missions, ensuring that the student can apply and remember what they have learned.