This week marked a milestone in the instructional technology advances of Manor ISD as our Curriculum and Instruction department adopted, encouraged, and trained virtual interventions as an optional intervention tool. While this is not a new strategy to many teachers in the district, the emphasis on using virtual lessons and online sharing platforms is now considered a best practice in the district.
With the widespread use of Google Classroom in the district, teachers were directed to instructions on how to build their own Virtual Intervention with Google Classroom. Along with support of iTeach Manor, teachers can build interventions for standards and units without having to pay for pre-built courses. Many courses have adopted this model, such as our MHS Biology department, US History, and ELA I and II summer prep camp. These courses can be shared year after year to provide an instructional tool that students can access 24/7.
Google Classroom Updates now allow individual assignments, furthering the ability to differentiate in an existing class. Now teachers can use the Reuse Post feature to assign individual unit interventions to individual students, allowing easy access to resources on both ends. Students can complete assignments and receive instructional resources from their normal classroom view, eliminating the need to enroll in a separate course.
For more information on virtual classrooms, or for assistance on building your own, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.