Create learning menus and vertical alignment of activities
Example: A teacher creates a document listing out multiple activities and sources of information for learning about and practicing a specific learning target. Students then choose which resources to use to reach the given target.
Use formative assessment and learner feedback to enable advancement if a learner has mastered the objective needed to move onto the next objective
Example: Students are allowed to skip a unit test and move on to the next topic if they have shown mastery of the content through earlier quizzes and assignments.
Allow learners to move through content at varied rates regardless of their starting level
Example: A teacher has designated “assessment blocks” during the week when students may take mastery assessments on a topic when they feel ready.
Provide a daily workflow of formative assessment, intervention and feedback to learners
Example: A teacher establishes a transparent system using an online learning management system (LMS) for learners to take micro-assessments, receive or seek support based on results, and get direct feedback from a teacher or peer.
Clarify deadlines about the pace of progress and what happens when learners take a longer or shorter time than peers
Example: As students work through content at their own pace, the teacher provides a suggested pace guide which explains to students by when they should master different concepts. It also explains the different supports that will be given to students who are not keeping up with the pace guide.