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- After you’ve reviewed the getting started materials in your Instructor Handbook, your next step is to set up your instructor account and explore the Digital Toolbox.
- Once you’re in the Digital Toolbox, a key document to read is the “How to use” PDF. This can be found in each level in the “Resources” section of each lesson, as well as in your printed Instructor Handbook.
- You may also want to create a student account within the Digital Toolbox before you get started. Creating an account for your student allows you to track their progress, turn off/on their access to solutions, and assign specific levels to specific students. Learn how to create a student account
- Other tips to prepare before your first lesson:
- Familiarize yourself with the manipulatives used in level
- Watch the lesson video and read the lessons instructions
- Have writing utensils ready for your student to use
Accelerated Individualized Mastery
Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM)
- Your first step with AIM is to redeem your Digital Pack code on digital.demmelearning.com. Inside your AIM box, you received a postcard with a code to redeem. This card provides instructions; however, if you need clarification, read the following Support Center article: Digital Pack Access
- Once you’ve redeemed your code, be sure to watch the instructional videos in the “AIM for Success” section. These are vital to the programs!
- Taking the time to read the full Resource Guide is critical. The information here will help you understand the four steps you will walk your student through in each lesson.
- Here are a few other things you can do prior to your first lesson:
- Separate the Fact Check Cards from the sheets
- Get a whiteboard or scrap paper for your student to practice on
- Organize the Math Fact Strategy Posters for the lesson you will be working on
- Become familiar with the Math-U-See integer blocks
Spelling You See
Spelling You See
- Before you begin your first lesson, review what your role as an instructor is with Spelling You See.
- Did you know that we have digital resources available for Spelling You See?
You can find videos and other resources for each level here: spellingyousee.com/digital-tools
- We suggest that you review these videos and resources to learn how some of the activities used in Spelling You See are designed to work.
One of the most important activities in Spelling You See is dictation and we’ve found that it’s the activity that’s most often done incorrectly. To ensure that you do it properly, find our tips about how dictation works here.
- One thing to pay close attention to as you’re reading the “Getting Started” section of the Instructor Handbook is the “Potential Activities” section. This will help you understand how the different types of activities in a lesson are designed to work.
- A key element for the successful implementation the Analytical Grammar program is reading the Instructor Notes for each lesson. These are only included in the Instructor Handbook and will give you tools to help guide your students through a lesson.
- Within your Teacher Guide there are
- Thorough explanations of the activities
- Step-by-step instructions on how to teach a lesson
- Tips on scheduling
- Insight on using materials with multiple students
- How to review student materials
- While it does take some time to review all the materials in the Teacher Guide, there is important information that will help you set your students up for success, so don’t be tempted to skip it!
- If you’re using Levels D, E, or F, you can use the Time-Saver Packs instead of creating and assembling your own props.