TechBoston Academy launches new personalized math curriculum
Boston Public Schools launched a partnership Thursday with a national education nonprofit to bring a personalized math program to one Dorchester school.
Under the program, middle-school students at TechBoston Academy will be assigned daily to one of nine instructional approaches in math, based on their performance the previous day.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and schools Superintendent Tommy Chang joined TechBoston leaders at the Codman Square school to discuss the new program, Teach to One: Math, which will provide 360 students with customized schedules and curriculum to “meet their individual math needs,” Walsh’s office said in a statement.
The program provides teachers with learning resources to help them match students’ skills and address knowledge gaps, the district’s nonprofit partner, New Classrooms, said in a statement.
New Classrooms said the project is part of a district-wide initiative that came about after teachers realized students were entering middle school with very different levels of math skills.
“Our top priority is to meet the diverse needs of every single student throughout our public schools,” Walsh said in a statement. “New Classrooms will be an innovative partner in this mission, and I look forward to students at TechBoston Academy benefiting from this personalized partnership model.”
“To set our students up for future success, we needed to empower our teachers with the tools to make personalizing math a reality,” Chang said in a statement. “With Teach to One, our teachers have more collaboration time while students are engaging in challenging lessons that meet them at their level of understanding.”