Progress Points is a formative feedback tool that motivates students and athletes alike to higher proficiency levels in specific skill content areas and core curricular standards. This tool is designed to meet the needs of teachers and coaches who desire to motivate their players’ or students’ progress while not having direct access to the students.
The Progress Points web tool that converts student and athlete practice effectiveness into “progress points” that accumulate on a leaders board or an academic growth chart. The leader board or growth chart changes upon each workout entry and informs the student or player of their progress. The players can visually see what they need to improve on and how much they have to improve. Progress Points is proven to massively increase test scores and motivation.
The advantage to using Progress Points is its creates a competitive atmosphere, track progress, set clear expectation for personal achievements, and drive improvement in your players and students.
Simply create a custom exercise groups using the learning target envelope tool, and notify students of goal limits through the one of a kind GROWTH CHART and that’s it.
This tool can dramatically change the climate within your classroom or sport for the following reasons:
1. It is student/player centered. Students are held accountable for their own learning.
2. Contains clearly communicated skill/learning targets.
3. Promotes active student/player engagement in the learning process
4. Activates critical thinking and reflection on academic growth
5. Alternate mode of assessment. Fantastic retake and standards based grading tool.
6. Based on the human instinct of motivation
7. Allows for easy integration of cooperative learning and goal setting
8. Contains organized, thoughtful and well planned skill/learning target envelopes, that contain exercises to develop core curricular skills
9. It aligns directly with Marzano Research, Dylan Wilian, and any standards based grading module one may use.
Progress Points and the Miro-Competitive Environment
Progress Points is a motivational and organizational software that utilizes the theory of self–sustaining micro-competitive environments. These environments promote a safe educational or athletic environment in which participants productivity, and creativity toward meeting goals soar.
Progress Points can be used in business, education, and athletics. By using Progress Points any leader can create a rewarding environment in which all participants feel personally connected to the task and product.
Progress Points has helped countless athletic programs and educational institutions increase their participants skills, test scores and enjoyment for any task. What Progress Points does is allow leaders in any field to create a safe and secure competitive environment that will drive the participants closer to the end goal.
Why use Progress Points?
We at Progress Points believe that humans are motivated by many factors, but competitive environments is what drives us the most. We see in micro competitive environments that students and athletes alike are purely motivated by the task itself, if the task is provided in a safe but competitive environment.
To explain micro-competitive environments imagine that you were running a race and someone pulled up alongside of you, would you simply let that person pass you or would you, with as much energy as you had left , would you speed up? The race would be the macro environment and the passing the micro. The other racers do not matter because you can not see them they are in a MACRO environment, which is less motivating. It is simply that racer at that moment drives you to run faster.
This theory develop by Anthony Reibel, a owner of Progress Points and classroom teacher, says that micro-competitive, self-sustaining environments are essential to the educational process, business survivial, and personal growth. Anthony Reibel outlines the key ingredients below: