Imagine MyPath Overview

Imagine MyPath is a supplemental reading and math program that optimizes learning according to each student's skill level and grade, enabling success at their grade level and beyond, and aligned with the essential National and Texas standards. Students are given a mastery check at the beginning of every lesson to assess their existing knowledge of the concept. Students who receive an 80% or better will be moved on to the next lesson. The passing percentage or mastery check itself cannot be changed by an educator. 

Educators use Imagine MyPath in a small-group rotation model. During their reading or math block, students rotate between working independently and with the teacher for reteaching or extension. Teachers can use detailed reports to group students based on common needs each day.

Student-Centered Instruction

The program follows the five A's: NMP-Mypath_program-five_as.png

  1. Assess – Use assessment data to determine the overall skill level of each student in various domains.  
  2. Assign – Assign learning paths to students according to their skill and grade level.  
  3. Adapt – Adapt instruction continuously by incorporating short assessments within the learning path to accommodate individual student needs.      
  4. Analyze – Interpret intuitive data reports that showcase student engagement, progress, and achievement.         
  5. Act – Use the teacher toolkit of re-teaching resources to take appropriate actions based on the identified needs of students.      

Additional Features

  • Designed to meet students wherever they are and accelerate them to grade level by using assessment data, from the integrated MyPath Assessment or from an external assessment provider such as NWEA and Renaissance, to precisely place them and create a personalized learning path.
  • Provides differentiated age-appropriate instruction with high-impact lessons prioritized by essential skills.
  • Adaptive technology is used, based on how quickly or slowly content is mastered. We focus on the students' needs so they can quickly be successful with on-grade-level work. 
  • Imagine MyPath also includes features such as rewards and gamification so students are motivated and engaged. 
  • The teacher dashboard provides data and analytics for educators and makes re-teaching materials available for the specific skills their students need.

Learning Objective

Imagine MyPath promotes self-efficacy and positive self-concept with an engaging, interactive learning environment that rewards students for making progress and motivates them to persist even with challenging content. For example, even when students do not pass a mastery check, they receive positive reinforcement for attempting the challenge (e.g., “Nice effort! Let’s get some more practice. You’ll be an expert in no time.”).

Motivating reinforcement varies. Students earn stars even for failed attempts, allowing them to unlock customization features within the digital program (e.g., backgrounds, sidekicks). If a student fails more than three lessons, their ILP recalibrates to minimize frustration and ensure they experience success.

Onscreen, teachers model self-monitoring and goal-setting behavior. For example, in a reading lesson, the onscreen teacher asks questions such as, “Do you see any evidence?” and, “Do you see any clues?” to prompt students to actively monitor their reading comprehension. Metacognitive bubbles appear during guided practice to remind students to monitor their comprehension.

Frequent progress monitoring (i.e., mastery checks within the lessons) allows students to assess their learning goal progress. Students visually track their progress on a map within the learning path home screen and the Fun Center, with levels to specify progress.

The interactive curriculum incorporates stars, badges, rewards, and sidekicks. Students earn stars to unlock customization features that include new sidekicks and backgrounds to personalize their learning experience. The more stars earned, the more customization features are unlocked. The customization features do not distract students from the learning material. The program incorporates encouraging and celebratory prompts to motivate students to productively struggle with challenging learning material before a mastery check if they fail or if they pass. These engaging features promote a growth mindset and persistence.

Imagine MyPath promotes behavioral engagement with various multimedia presentation formats, teaching styles, and response options. Behaviorally engaged, interactive tasks support the cognitive learning process (e.g., connecting already learned content to new content, concept mapping), boosting effectiveness. To promote psychological engagement, lessons provide timely and effective instruction to fill the gaps and monitor each student’s progress to gain insight into their most pressing needs. Lessons incorporate activation of prior knowledge, strategy instruction, and self-explanation of material. Age-appropriate presentations ensure struggling learners stay motivated to learn.

Skills

When a standard indicates the use of multiple strategies to solve problems, we show 2-3 different ways to solve the problem by presenting it in the context of a real-world problem. When we introduce multiple strategies for solving a problem, we never assess the strategy itself. We assess that the students can solve that type of problem, but they can use any strategy that makes sense to them. So, they aren’t penalized for not using a certain strategy. 

When there is just one strategy shown it’s usually because the standard specifically said something like “solve using a number line” or “solve using the standard algorithm”. In that case, we work through 2-3 different problems and use the same strategy to solve each. And because the standard requires mastery of this specific strategy, we will assess that students can successfully apply the strategy.

Showing multiple strategies within one lesson may be overwhelming for students. So, we may have one lesson that models how to solve with a model, and then the next separate lesson models how to solve using an algorithm.

The ratio of fiction to nonfiction text depends on how the standards are addressed and the grade-level expectations. Generally, for states with standards based on the CCSS, it is approximately equally distributed.

Accessibility

Imagine MyPath's accessibility features are being improved with the eventual goal of full accessibility for both students and educators. We expect to have more information on timelines for this availability in the near future.

Family Reports

Currently, reporting is not available for families.