F–6Implementation GuideAustraliaAUS Stepping Stones Implementation Guide1

Using this guideThis implementation guide has been created tohelp teachers successfully use Stepping Stonesto teach mathematics in the classroom.The guide has been written to step teachersthrough the program in a sequential order.It is recommended to work through it frombeginning to end. Accessing Stepping Stonesonline while viewing the guide is ideal soteachers can try the features real-time, asthey are explained on the page.Throughout the guide small tasks are assignedto help teachers practice what they have learnt.These tasks are identified by the T icon.Taking notes is recommended and space isprovided on some of the pages to do so.Substitute teachersTeachers who need to access only the lessonsand day-to-day activities, need only to read upto the end of page 20 to understand the basicsof Stepping Stones.AUS Stepping Stones Implementation Guide2

ContentsGetting Started. 4Logging In.4Slate vs. Stepping Stones.4Slate Interface.5Overview.6Navigating Lessons. 8Breadcrumb.8Lesson Steps and Features.9Teaching a Lesson: The Basics. 10Lesson Flow.10Student Journal.11Resource Tab.18Viewer.19Differentiation.20Ongoing Practice.21Planning a Module. 23Module Contents.23Mathematics Tab.23Module Lessons.24More Math.29Assessment: The Basics. 30Overview.30Formative Assessments.31Summative Assessments.32Recording.32Stepping Stones Structure. 33Teaching Sequence.33Language Stages.35Sequence Navigator.36Online Resources Overview. 37Related Resources.37Other Resources.38Launching and Filtering.39Using Playlists. 40Editing Existing Playlists.40Creating a New Playlist.41Organizing Playlists.42Advanced Work with Playlists.43Using Digital Books. 45Interface.45Getting Support and Troubleshooting. 46AUS Stepping Stones Implementation Guide3

Getting Started – Logging InTo access Stepping Stones you must have a Slateaccount. Go to, click on Create aFREE Slate Account and complete the form.If you have a Slate account go to might like to bookmark this web address).Enter your username and password in the fieldsprovided and click login. If appropriate, check theRemember Me box.TEnter your username and password here.UsernamePasswordGetting Started – Slate vs. Stepping Stones1.0 Getting StartedOrientation to SlateSlate is ORIGO Education’s digital hub. It contains ORIGO’s online channels. Some of these resourcesare free and some are available through a subscription. Stepping Stones is a core mathematicsprogram. You can find this channel with ORIGO’s other digital products under the channels tab inthe Slate ig BookToolsBig BookTunesMathedolgyHoneyPotOne of the greatest benefits of a digital delivery platform is the ease with which ORIGO canimmediately update channels. Keeping you abreast of the latest improvements and/or alterationsis paramount.Always access the content online through Slate guaranteeing that you have the latest version.Any storage of content as hard copies outside of Slate will be quickly outdated. Storing or copyingcontent digitally/electronically (screen shots, saving to hard-drives, etc.) is in breach of copyright lawsand the terms and conditions that each subscriber agrees to upon signing up for a Slate account.The copyright statement for Stepping Stones is reproduced here for your information. A copy of thisstatement appears on the Stepping Stones home page and on the inside cover of the student books.All rights reserved. Unless specifically stated, no part of this program may be reproduced,copied into, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic,mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission ofORIGO Education.AUS Stepping Stones Implementation Guide4

Getting Started – Slate Interface1.0 Getting StartedOrientation to SlateOnce you have logged in, the Slate interface will load.AbcdefghijSlate interfaceTAChannels – access to allthe online resourcesBFavourites – quick links to your most usedonline resourcesCHistory – see your most recentcontent viewsDPlaylists – access your customisedsequenced content hereEGlossary – search for commonmaths termsFSupport – get help froma variety of sourcesGAccount – manage your accountand subscriptionsHLogout – finish your Slate sessionIResource Tab – access specific files thatrelate to the current pageJTools – print, change the view sizeor add notes to the current pageUsing the glossary tab, search for the definition of addition.Write your answer here.AUS Stepping Stones Implementation Guide5

Overview2.1 Welcome andOverviewSS Welcome andOverviewORIGO Stepping Stones is a world class core mathsprogram written and developed for primary schools.Comprehensive onlineteacher resourceFull-colour studentmaterialsDigital tools,images, gamesand videosReady-made resourcesfor each classroomLarge-format mathsstorybooksCreate a classroom where maths makes more sense with Stepping Stones.For the first time, a core program provides access to all online content fromall year levels, giving teachers the confidence and knowledge to successfullyaccommodate mixed abilities in the classroom.AUS Stepping Stones Implementation Guide6

Getting Started – OverviewComprehensive onlineteacher resourceFull-colourstudent materialsLarge-format mathsstorybooksReady-made resourcesfor each classroomDigital tools,images, gamesand videosORIGO Stepping Stones is delivered online to give teachersone central location to access all their lesson plans, studentactivity pages, and teaching tools. Each licence gives instantaccess to all content for Years F–6.The student books that accompany the online program areavailable in both print and as a digital app for most tabletdevices. The student journals provide stepped-out lessonswhere concepts from the online program are broken intomanageable sections. Ongoing practice pages are alsoprovided in each year level’s practice book.ORIGO Big Books are large-format storybooks designedfor classroom use. This series helps teachers introduce keymathematical concepts in Years F–2. There are 12 Big Bookstitles written into lessons in each of these year levels.The Number Case gives teachers ready-made resourcesto help students develop an understanding of number andoperations. Some of these materials may be well known.Other visual models that develop thinking strategies forcomputation are unique to ORIGO.Stepping Stones gives you instant access to ORIGO’sonline support resources. Lessons contain quick links toready-to-use digital tools, games, and images so you canstart teaching immediately. Links to professional learningvideos appear in each module.AUS Stepping Stones Implementation Guide7

Navigating Lessons – Breadcrumb2.2 NavigatingLessonsNavigating to aLessonStepping Stones gives you access to all yearlevel content from F through 6. Each year level iscomprised of 12 modules. For years 1 through 6there are 12 lessons in each module. Year F has6 lessons per module.Years 1–6To navigate to a lesson, click on start, then selectthe year level, then select the module, then selectthe lesson, then select steps. The breadcrumb(pictured) shows the pathway to the lessons.Year FTo navigate to a lesson, click on start, then selectthe year level, then select the module, thenselect the lesson, then select whole class.Included with the whole class lessons are tworelated small group activities. To access theseactivities, select small group (1 or 2) after youhave selected the lesson.TNavigate to Year 2, Module 2, Lesson 2.Terms:BreadcrumbNavigational aid that allows users to keep track of their path.AUS Stepping Stones Implementation Guide8

Navigating Lessons – Lesson Steps and Features2.2 NavigatingLessonsLesson Steps andFeaturesCorrelates lessons to otherstate standardsIdentifies the learning that maybe observedIdentifies the learning that is shownby students’ work samplesRolloversRoll over the title of the lesson to reveal thelearning target/s covered in the lesson.Roll over the proficiency strands to revealhow the strands are covered in this lesson.Suggested Teacher DialogueFor easy identification, key questionsand statements are highlighted ina different colour.ReflectionThis section encourages the studentsto reconsider the work they did in thestudent journal.Teacher Guide Year 2 Module 2 Lesson 2Lesson Note ToolsASticky note – click to create a quick notethat is saved to the pageBZoom in – click to zoom in on the lessonpageCZoom out – click to zoom out on thelesson pageDPrint – click to print the lesson notesEFull screen – click to toggle betweennormal and full screen viewsABCDETCreate a Sticky Note.AUS Stepping