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Getting Started with Stations-Based Instruction: Meeting the Needs of All Learners

Location: W196c

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Tuesday, June 26, 10:15–11:15 am
Location: W196c

Kelly Hines  
Looking for ways to get started with stations-based instruction, no matter the grade or subject? We'll dive into how to bridge hands-on activities with digital resources and cross-curricular activities that foster the 4 C’s. Leave with lesson and implementation ideas that are ready to use and share.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Attendees in this session will...
- Understand why stations-based instruction offers flexibility to meet the needs of all learners
- Explore what a stations-based classroom looks like "in action" through virtual reality
- Learn a format to address the foundational elements for most grades/content areas to make lesson planning and organization easier, including specific and practical classroom examples
- Explore multi-modal digital resources that can be used to facilitate learning in the stations-based classroom


10 min: Welcome/Introduction/Overview/Explore a stations-based with VR and debrief
35 min: Explore foundations of setting up a stations-based classroom and ideas for making stations systemic and targeted to instructional needs of individual learners. We will model the use of digital tools, multi-modal content, and effective instructional strategies to mimic the student experience, debriefing in each of 5 overacting categories of stations.
10 min: Review the lesson planning formats and organizational tools to remove barriers to setting up and implementing the stations-based classroom.
5 min: Wrap Up / Debrief / Closing

Supporting research

The Stations Approach: How to Teach with Limited Resources
Managing Small Group Instruction Through the Implementation of Literacy Work Stations
Learning and Literacy Centers, Not Just for the Primary Grades

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Kelly Hines, Discovery Education

Kelly Hines is currently the Senior Director of Partner Engagement with Discovery Education. After 15 years as a National Board Certified Teacher and professional development trainer, Kelly works with schools and school districts across North America to build classroom and professional communities as a pathway for professional growth, increased opportunities for learning, and personal engagement with a global community of educators.

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