Does your school district seek to increase student knowledge of basic math concepts? Recently, I caught up with Sara Delano Moore, VP of Content and Research at ORIGO Education, to learn more about their brand new Stepping Stones 2.0 program.
ORIGO Education is a leading provider of K-6 elementary math solutions, committed to helping make math learning meaningful, enjoyable, and accessible to all students and their teachers. Covering all facets of elementary math education, from traditional print products to interactive digital resources and professional learning around the world, ORIGO currently supports primary school teachers in 14 countries.
What does ORIGO offer teachers?
One of the robust features of Stepping Stones are the teacher resources which feature printable teacher guides that provide everything needed to engage students throughout the program. Each lesson includes a four-step process for teaching the resources along with clearly defined instructions to support teacher preparation.
- Step 1: Lesson Preparation
- Step 2: Start the lesson
- Step 3: Teach the Lesson
- Step 4: Reflect on their work
In addition, each lesson is supplemented with additional activities that promote differentiation in small groups and activities to maintain concepts and skills.
In addition to the printed guide, Stepping Stones 2.0 offers an online hub where teachers can access all teacher and student content, allowing users to view teacher and student resources as well as find additional materials. additional to teach and project lessons to students in the classroom allowing for differentiation of instruction to meet the needs and ability levels of each student.
What does ORIGO offer students?
In Stepping Stones 2.0, students have access to a variety of tools and activities to learn math. The student materials found in Stepping Stones 2.0 are very user-friendly, brightly colored, and able to adapt to any level of student learning. Students are provided with a two-volume “journal” to peruse the material and document their learning throughout the school year.