Students and teachers from Ocean View School District are sharing a new teaching method with schools throughout the country.
College View, Sun View and Westmont elementary schools, as well as a team of teachers from Mesa View and Vista View middle schools, recently began using differentiated instruction, which allows teacher to do less lecturing and more hands-on teaching.
Textbook publisher McGraw-Hill Education decided to feature College View and Mesa View students and the teachers in their classrooms in an online professional development program that will provide teachers with the tools to implement the program.
Mesa View sixth-grader Ynreni Rodriguez said her grades went from a C to a B since her teacher began using the new program.
"This helped me learn more because the teacher spends more time with me," she said. "My teachers and teammates help me."