TEAMS Middle School Model

Our TEAMS Middle School model support active learning classrooms in grades 6-8.  TEAMS connect the core subjects of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, using a Thematic and Project-Based approach.  A common group of students are assigned to one of three Teams, rotating among the English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies classrooms throughout the day.

The “TEAMS” classrooms work best when they incorporate Student Learning Stations to accommodate multiple modalities for learning a particular skill or concept.  Station rotation can happen either prior to or after whole group instruction and may include concentration on technology-based learning, written work, independent learning, and hands-on learning. Teachers will work with small groups of students, offering intervention, challenge or individual assistance as needed.  The TEAMS rotation is based on the length of the thematic unit, including whole group instruction, station work, project work, whole group review, reflection, and assessment.