The Teacher Experience
REAL TEACHERS ARE SUPERIOR TO ANIMATED CARTOON CHARACTERS
This is because human-teachers are both intelligent and adaptive. Adaptive programs respond to a student’s error by mechanically repeating previous material: a kid’s version of Groundhog Day. Today’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) cannot assess WHY a student is struggling to read. Artificial Intelligence can barely recognize a child’s speech, much less discriminate between phonemes such as /p/ and /t/.
CAPIT makes use of the most intelligent and adaptive instrument in nature: Teachers.
- Teachers know if a student was rushing and needs to S-L-O-W D-O-W-N.
- Teachers know if a student is struggling with a particular Sound or Spelling
- Teachers can explain to their students the meaning of a word that is not in their vocabulary, and even use it in a sentence.
- Teachers can support their struggling readers by giving them more time on task, and by offering them more consistent, immediate, and targeted feedback.
- Teachers can model lessons, and bring lessons to life every day.
- Teachers can excite students by setting goals, and by giving real certificates. Digital devices can only deliver digital badges.
- And while digital programs can only reward students for their accomplishments, real teachers can reward students for their Time and Effort—an intangible no digital device cannot measure.
CAPIT is a digital curriculum that offers all the advantages of technology, yet does not replace the teacher. CAPIT keeps teachers involved throughout the learning process. This synthesizes the advantages of technology with the advantages of real teachers that stay involved in the learning process in 2 ways.
Teachers regularly model lessons for the entire class, and even call students up to help model lesson, encouraging peer-to-peer learning. Teachers explain new concepts and revisit old ones throughout the year, taking full advantage of the Spacing Effect (the notion that students perform better academically when given multiple opportunities to review learned material, see Carpenter, 2012; and Kang, 2016). Furthermore, modeling exposes students to content in different formats, which helps students learn and retain information.
20-30 Minutes a Day, 4-5 Days a Week
CAPIT notifies teachers when their struggling readers need support as they complete lessons on their own device—in real time.