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Kevin Bird is an Assistant Superintendent in the Fraser Cascade School District. A former water-ski coach, he spends his leisure time playing hockey, taking care of his wife’s horses, mountain biking with his son, and driving his daughter to her gymnastics classes.
The ANIE (Assessment of Numeracy for Education) is a teacher-developed assessment tool that uses numeracy and common core performance standards to assess student understanding of math concepts. This simple diagnostic tool helps teachers identify gaps in learning so they can plan intervention. It takes about 10 minutes to administer, grading is relatively quick and most important, teachers can use the results to plan timely and targeted intervention.
This remarkable book introduces a powerful assessment tool and intervention strategies that are remarkably simple yet revolutionary in their impact on student learning. Based on extensive use in hundreds of classrooms, the book explains each component of the ANIE. It shares proven techniques for introducing the ANIE to students, grading and interpreting the results to inform teaching and learning. This highly-readable book uses real situations and results throughout the book to illustrate radical improvements in leaning that the ANIE has inspired.
The ANIE helps students master a consistent, 4-step process for solving any math question
decide what operation is needed to solve a question
estimate a reasonable answer
calculate the answer
represent the question and apply the concept to a real world situation by developing a world problem.
Designed for students in grades 1 through 12, the ANIE is a one-page assessment of a single learning outcome or standard. Complex enough to fully align with performance standards, it is simple enough to use as a learning tool every day.
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P.L.A.N. for Better Learning
This practical book is designed to assist teachers in structuring their learning practice. The framework of four basic and proven steps -- Preparation, Learning Sequence, Authentic Application, and New Thinking -- can be used at any level, for any subject, and for learning applications from lessons to unit plans. Combining the best research on how we learn with practical lesson exemplars, the PLAN process encourages and supports goal setting, student engagement, and transformational learning.
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