Implementing the AISLMThe are four components of the AISLM: connectivist learning, inclusive mathematics, projectbased learning, and formative assessment. The AISLM uses connectivism as the base but adds PBL, inclusive strategies, and formative assessments to create a highly motivating and successful middle school math classroom.
Implementing the Authentic and Inclusive Social Learning Model
I don’t know about you, but I have been to a lot of professional development training. Some have been good, some not so good. What makes training good, in my opinion, is when the trainer gives me practical steps for how to actually use the training in my classroom. If the training is all theoretical it doesn’t do me any good. I need someone to tell me what I need to do in my classroom to make it work. Throughout this training guide, I have tried to provide you with a theoretical background and proof of why these components are effective. At the end of each section, my intent was to provide you with practical strategies to implement that particular component. For the following section, my intention is to provide you with practical step-by-step strategies to implement all of the components to use AISLM in your classroom. These steps are suggestions for implementation, but you are free to adjust them to fit the needs of your classroom and school environment. With the AISLM you will stop teaching, start leading, and find that teaching math is much less challenging than it has been.