Diane Fischer

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Building depth of understanding instead of teaching how to get answers is critical to great math instruction!
 
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Do you prefer teaching reading rather than math? Then connect math to literature by finding literature to teach math topics. This excel spreadsheet will tell you which literature books connect to which math topics at the first grade level. It is
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• These are pre and post questions to assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons, short formative assessments, put together for summative assessments, for group
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• These are pre and post questions to assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons, short formative assessments, put together for summative assessments, for group
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These are pre and post questions to assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons, short formative assessments, put together for summative assessments, for group
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These are pre and post questions to assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons, short formative assessments, put together for summative assessments, for group
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This compiles all of the Operations and Algebraic Thinking pre and post assessment questions into one document. These pre and post questions assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions
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Do you prefer teaching reading rather than math? Then connect math to literature by finding literature to teach math topics. This excel spreadsheet will tell you which literature books connect to which math topics at the first grade level. It is
$4.00
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• These are pre and post questions to assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons, short formative assessments, put together for summative assessments, for group
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• These are pre and post questions to assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons, short formative assessments, put together for summative assessments, for group
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• These are pre and post questions to assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons, short formative assessments, put together for summative assessments, for group
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• These are pre and post questions to assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons, short formative assessments, put together for summative assessments, for group
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• These are pre and post questions to assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons, short formative assessments, put together for summative assessments, for group
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• These are pre and post questions to assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons, short formative assessments, put together for summative assessments, for group
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This compiles all of the Geometry pre and post assessment questions into one document. These pre and post questions assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons,
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These are pre and post questions to assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons, short formative assessments, put together for summative assessments, for group
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• These are pre and post questions to assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons, short formative assessments, put together for summative assessments, for group
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These are pre and post questions to assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons, short formative assessments, put together for summative assessments, for group
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• These are pre and post questions to assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons, short formative assessments, put together for summative assessments, for group
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These are pre and post questions to assess growth. This is wonderful for teacher written assessments for PERA evaluations. • These questions can be used for lessons, short formative assessments, put together for summative assessments, for group
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I spent 16 years in the classroom and then switched to coaching math. I coached for 3 years in a K-8 bulding and 1 year in a middle school. I then moved to a math curriculum coordinator position where I handed a variety of levels over the years. All of these years have been in a large urban district with a large low-income population. We saw growth under my leadership in both middle and elementary school. When I handled middle school math at the district level, the building level ISAT scores went up every year with an average building gain of 32.2 points over the 6 years I handled middle school. At the elementary level, I lead the district through the transition to Common Core with a focus on building depth of understanding and movement away from teaching to get answers. The data went from meeting or exceeding 6 out of 22 Illinois districts (similar in size and low income) to 16 out of 22 districts.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am very conceptual in my approach to mathematics. I believe in classroom discussion and building depth of understanding. I believe strong questioning of students can lead to better understanding for all. I love group work to support student to student thinking and discourse. I love using manipulatives in the classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Kathryn Obey award; Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction; Distinction Award for work with Special Needs students; Awarded 4 grants for math education; 2 articles published on the PARCC website

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree - Northern Illinois University Master's Degree in Curriculum - Northern Illinois University Educational Specialist Degree - Northern Illinois University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have taught over 700 workshops at school, district, regional, state and national levels including presentations at ICTM, NCLB and NCTM conferences with extremely positive reviews. I have developed an extensive math library with over 250 binders of content aligned to Common Core. I have been trained in Investigations, Everyday Math, Connected Math, CPM, Math Their Way. I taught at the college level teaching math and science methods. I am an educational consultant and can provide districts with methods that produce results.

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