Remote Learning With Exemplars
As your school’s situation has shifted due to COVID-19, you’ve had to stay fast on your feet. We’ve stayed right there with you. How school might look in the fall is a question each district and state is weighing. Whether you’re planning for remote, in-school or blended learning, Exemplars will be there.
How can you continue to engage your students with rich opportunities for learning that align with content that needs to be covered? You can share Exemplars problem-solving math tasks and support them online! Our tasks provide opportunities for students to practice their math skills as well as reading and writing.
Below you will find a series of video tutorials we've designed to support teachers, students, and families.
Support For Teachers
Exemplars and Remote Learning in Norwalk, CT
Jay Meadows, Exemplars CEO, speaks with Tina Henckel, Director of STEM Education, K–12 at Norwalk Public Schools about how her district is successfully using Exemplars tasks during this period of remote instruction to enrich math learning.
Integrate Exemplars With Your LMS
Watch this video for a step-by-step tutorial for uploading Exemplars tasks to your school’s Learning Management System (LMS) while respecting our copyright.
Students may then access the tasks and complete them from home. To share their finished work with you, they may:
- Upload their solutions onto your LMS
- Take a picture of their work and email it to you
- Explain their solution on a video chat, if applicable
Share Exemplars Tasks With Your Students Using Kami
In this video, teachers will learn how to use Kami, a PDF editing and annotating app created specifically for schools, to assign Exemplars tasks to their students. They'll also learn how to engage students by launching tasks via video or voice, prepare a workspace for students to use and give feedback efficiently.
Kami can integrate with Google Classroom, Schoology and Canvas, and can also be used independently of an LMS.
During school shutdowns, teachers can request a free Kami account here to use through April.
Teaching Exemplars Remotely
This online lesson was created by Exemplars enthusiast, Marissa Schlup, from Sioux Falls, SD using the free social learning tool Flipgrid. Her 4th-graders started using Exemplars in February.
Marissa's approach is just one of the many ways that teachers can support students in using Exemplars at home. A similar lesson could be posted to any LMS with corresponding directions for how you prefer your students to respond.
Thank you, Ms. Schlup, for sharing this with us. You are truly an inspiration!
A Virtual Approach to Three Reads
The Three Reads Protocol is one way to do a close read of a complex math task. This strategy includes reading a math scenario three times with a different goal each time.
This blog offers tips and suggestions for how to adapt this method to a virtual learning environment.
Support For Students and Families
Getting Started on Exemplars at Home
Are you working on Exemplars math tasks from home?
This video tutorial is designed specifically for kids (and their parents) to help them get started with our problem-solving process. We hope you find it useful.
What Does A Strong Solution Look Like?
Upon completing an Exemplars task, what should a student’s final problem-solving solution look like? What should be included?
In this video, we will walk students (and their parents) through what they should be thinking about and what they should include to create strong math solutions.
Using Kami to Share Students' Solutions
In this video tutorial, students will learn how to use Kami, a PDF editing and annotating app created specifically for schools, to create a digital Exemplars task solution. They'll be able to record a video or voice memo, type their thoughts and draw representations.
Kami can be used with Google Classroom, Schoology and Canvas. It can also be used independently of a Learning Management System (LMS).
During school shutdowns, teachers can request a free Kami account here to use through April. Students will then receive an invitation from their teacher to sign up.
Getting Started With Exemplars in Kindergarten
Welcome to Exemplars! If you are reading this, you are likely at home hoping to help your child be successful with the math task they have been sent from school.
What is an Exemplars task? As a parent, what are you supposed to do to help? This video tutorial was created for young learners and their parents. It provides helpful strategies that encourage students to engage and be successful in solving a task that may seem a little more complicated than what you are used to.
What Should A Strong Kindergarten Solution Look Like?
This tutorial provides young learners and their parents with a step-by-step explanation of what a strong solution looks like for an Exemplars math task.
- Exemplars Assessment Rubric formatted for Google Classroom
- Teachers, use this to link the Exemplars Assessment Rubric to a Google Classroom Assignment.
- Tip: Upon uploading the rubric, be sure to turn off the "Use Scoring" button that assigns points. Exemplars encourages the use of qualitative, not quantitative feedback.
- Exemplars Problem Solving Procedure Checklist
- The Exemplars Problem Solving Procedure survey can help guide students through a self-assessment process.
- Share this Google survey with your students, collect results, and determine what areas to focus on with your next tasks.
- Google Classroom Basics
- Distance Learning Resources - VCTM
- We Are Teachers - Working from Home Resources
- RSD Mathematics K-8 Remote Learning Activities