Common Core and Beyond!

Skill practice, problem solving strategy, and critical thinking for K-6

Proven Research
 
 
We are influenced and inspired by research of many academicians and teachers including Dr. Benjamin S. Bloom, University of Chicago, for developing ILECY, an Integrated Learning Platform for Creativity in Youths. The research in cognitive and pedagogical techniques, particularly on mastery, differentiated, and interleaved learning methods, helped shape our understanding of student learning and engagement, and formed the technological foundation of our learning platform.
Mastery Learning ILECY uses mastery learning to quickly identify individual student’s learning difficulties and suggest timely remediation to achieve mastery of mathematical concepts. As shown by Dr. Benjamin S. Bloom, average student using mastery learning is one standard deviation (84%) above the average student in the conventional class [1].
Differntiated Learning ILECY uses mastery learning to quickly identify individual student’s learning difficulties and suggest timely remediation to achieve mastery of mathematical concepts. As shown by Dr. Benjamin S. Bloom, average student using mastery learning is one standard deviation (84%) above the average student in the conventional class [1].
Interleaved Learning By providing adoptive spiral review for lessons and modules, ILECY helps students get continuous reinforcement of math concepts, thereby promoting short as well as long-term retention. As shown by Taylor and Rohrer, interleaved practice spread over multiple lessons and modules can increase student’s performance by 43% as compared to students using focused practice [3]
[1]
Benjamin S. Bloom, The 2 sigma problem: The search for methods of group instructions as effective as one-to-one tutoring, Educational Researcher, 1984.
[2]
K. Hume, Start where they are: Differentiating for success with the young adolescent, Pearson Education Canada, 2008.
[3]
K. Taylor and D. Rohrer, The effects of interleaving practice, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2010.
 

Instructional best practices enabled in ILECY.

  • Reinforcement
  • Cues and questions
  • Homework and practice (assigned and graded)
  • Parent engagement
  • Continuous feedback
  • Higher order questions encouraging critical thinking
  • Complete and engaging curriculum
  • Cooperative learning