GANAG Overview: Making Connections to High-Yield Strategies
Dr. Jane E. Pollock is using the Schema for Master Learners as she works with a group of Rogers Schools educators.
The Schema is based on the components of the "Big Four" which are
- Use of a well-articulated curriculum
- Plan for delivery
- Varied assessment
- Criterion-based feedback.
The Schema includes a set of sequenced lesson planning steps abbreviated, "GANAG", which allows the teacher to plan for the student use of research-based instructional strategies. For more in-depth information, please refer to the book, Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time or contact your academic facilitator.
Beginning of the Lesson
Feedback should be embedded into each component of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. It is the critical element of the whole process that can have dramatic difference on student learning.
Middle of the Lesson
The result of students "Applying their Knowledge" through thinking skills or practice, can end with a product. These student products can range from graphic organizers or models to multimedia productions.
End of the Lesson
Assessment includes both formative and summative assessment. Formative assessment is "for instruction". It occurs while the instruction or program is still in progress. Summative assessment is "of instruction", occurring after the program or instruction is concluded.