Interest-based student groupings

One way Next Education Workforce teams deepen and personalize learning for students is through dynamic student grouping. Dynamic student grouping:

  • Is responsive to student data. It may be driven by formative student learning data or by student interest.
  • Is temporary! Whenever you update formative learning data or student interest data, groups shift.
  • Balances educator experience and expertise. For example, novice educators may work with smaller groups of students.

Interest-based student groupings are groupings driven by student voice and choice. This planning protocol is an opportunity for team members to explore ways to leverage your team of educators to provide student voice and choice within a lesson or across a unit. In it, you’ll identify a lesson or unit appropriate for interest-based student groupings, draft student choices and work together to plan team deployment.