The one-size-fits all model fails to meet many students' needs. The Modern Classroom Project replaced it with a research-backed instructional model that helps teachers leverage technology to foster human connection, authentic learning, and social-emotional growth.
The Modern Classrooms Project has developed a scalable, research-based instructional model built on three core principles:
1) Blended Instruction: Students access content through high-quality video lessons. Teachers are trained to create this content.
2)Self-Paced Structure: Students learn at their own pace within each unit of study.
3) Mastery-Based Grading: Students progress from lesson to lesson only when they have demonstrated true mastery of course material.
In this setting, teachers are continuously collecting formative assessment data. At the end of each lesson, teachers provide students with a formative “mastery check”, that evaluates what each student does and does not understand; and use this data to tailor instruction to every students’ needs.
MCP offers both a free online course and a Virtual Mentorship Program to train teachers on how to use this mastery-based formative assessment approach in their practices, and thus better meet every student's needs..
The Modern Classrooms movement began with 8 teachers in the Washington, DC area in 2018. Since then, over 40,000 educators from 140+ countries have enrolled in its free online course (learn.modernclassrooms.org), and nearly 6,000 educators have been empowered through its Virtual Mentorship Program. University researchers surveyed teachers and students using the Modern Classrooms model, finding “overwhelming positive support” for the approach. The Modern Classroom movement continues to grow by the day, as educators worldwide seek ways to respond to students’ unique needs.
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