StAIRS by shuifanglj

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									StAIRs
We need to climb some
StAIRs to enhance learning.
What is a StAIR?
   Stand

   Alone

   Instructional

   Resource
      StAIRs are used to:
Address benchmarks
Integrate technology into content areas
Provide review/reteaching
Support curriculum
Create a knowledge base
Bring new students up to speed
Make learning more fun and interactive
My current StAIR
project meets the needs
of my students in a
variety of ways.
   Coins Addresses Benchmarks
               Mathematics/Strand II/Content Standard 3/Elementary

Benchmark 1
   Compare attributes of objects; develop standard units of measurement; and select
   and use standard tools for measurement.
   The attributes will be those of each coin. The standard units of measurement would
   be the value of each coin. Students will be recognizing and comparing coins and
   their values.
Benchmark 2
   Identify the attribute to be measured and select the appropriate unit of measurement
   for length, mass, weight, area, perimeter, capacity, time, temperature and money.
   The focus is on the value of each coin and how to count them.
   For example, dimes are always counted by 10s.
Benchmark 4
   Explain the meaning of measurements and recognize that the number of units it takes
   to measure an object is related to the size of the unit.
   Students must be able to identify coins and know the value related to each coin.
Coins supports curriculum

                 Some second
                 graders don’t yet
                 recognize coins.
                 Counting coins can
                 be difficult.
                 Our textbook needs
                 supplementing.
                 This gives students
                 a change from
                 paper and pencil.
         Using Technology
Students can work independently
Activities are self-paced
Instant feedback is provided
Kids learn from mistakes
Aware of correct responses
Time is spent on needed skills
Students get encouragement
Instructional strategies can be varied
    Coins uses Technology
Working alone at their own pace students
learn how to count coins and practice their
skills.
Follow along to count the
         money.

          5

                 16
          10

         15      17
Try dimes and nickels.

                  75¢

                  90¢

                  45¢

                  63¢
Count by 10s for the dimes, then
fives for the nickels.


             10   55

             20   60

             30   65

             40   70

             50
Count by 10s for the dimes, then
fives for the nickels.


             10   55

             20   60

             30   65

             40   70

             50
Count by 10s for the dimes, then
fives for the nickels.


             10   55

             20   60

             30   65

             40   70

             50
That makes cents!
Rule-Example
Example-Rule
           Scaffolding
Begin with pennies
Introduce nickels
Count pennies and nickels
Introduce dimes
Count dimes and pennies
Count dimes and nickels
Count dimes and nickels and pennies
                              Creating a StAIR
                                                      PowerPoint




                                    Use pictures,                       Provide          Use a variety
  Select a topic                  animation, sounds                positive feedback    of instructional
                                      and color.                    and reteaching.        strategies.




                                                                                          Metaphor
Break it into small                Make it fun and                   Keep students      Rule-example
 learning pieces.                    engaging.                     aware of progress.   Example-rule
                                                                                         Scaffolding




                      Put lessons in a
                       logical order.
Assessment


             •Better retention
             •Greater understanding
+       =    •Less reteaching
             •Higher performance
               Questions?
How much will these      They are almost free!
cost?
Where will they come     We can create them
from?                    ourselves!
When will they be        They can be made during
created?                 professional development
                         time.
What is needed to make   PowerPoint, training, cds
them?                    and time.
Congratulations!
        You
       have
    completed
        the
   introduction
         to
     StAIRs.

								
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