SDA: What, Where, When, Why
WHAT is SDA?
SDA is a supplementary learning website offering a year’s worth of content per subject including main lesson video instruction and corresponding ancillary materials. Emphasizes multiple opportunities for re-teaching as well as differentiated instruction for a variety of learning levels.
WHERE can SDA be used?
At home – Individual usage on students’ home computers or personal mobile devices
In the classroom – Group usage with website displayed on projector
In the media lab – Individual usage during school hours
WHEN can SDA be used in a lesson plan?
Before a lesson is taught: SDA is used to introduce subject matter.
During a lesson: SDA is integrated into the teaching.
After a lesson is taught: SDA is used to review subject matter.
WHY is SDA valuable to teachers?
Provides an overall reinforcement of curriculum
Allows advanced students to work ahead and foundational students to fill in gaps
Engages students with humor and a fresh angle on the material