Lorrie created a character - a French detective named Pierre and his poodle side kick - who spend their days traveling around the campus looking for Math problems to solve. The RTI team creates a story problem using Pierre as a focus and Lorrie uses Photoshop to create the needed pictures and then drops them into Nearpod. Then the team with the added bonus of the wonderful Margie Brown take the final product into classrooms and push their Nearpod slides out to the student iPads.
In the presentation that we saw, Lorrie had VVE's Coach Sanderson as the main character. You can see the results in the slides below. The students loved every minute of it. The iPad component of the project was accompanied by a paper and pencil activity on which students were encouraged to do their best work so that they could have a chance at being selected as the next student in the adventures of Pierre.
Results of the Nearpod portion of the project were compiled immediately and what happens next is really the best part of this story. Lorrie uses Thinglink to create a document with links to activities that will serve as intervention tools for those students who had struggled with the concept and activities that would challenge those who had had no difficulties with it. The RTI team takes these Thinglinks back into the classrooms, they pull the students who they need to work with and they get down to business.
It is a great example of strong collaboration between people with a single vision - the definition of a great PLC. If you and your team would like to see it in action, please let Kelly and me know. It would be a great use of your PLC time and we would be happy to set it up for you!