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ABOUT FACE. Helping Students Discover Success through Backward Design July 17,2009. Why work backwards??. “You cannot plan how you’re going to teach until you know exactly what you want your students to learn.” (Wiggins & McTighe , 2006). Why work backwards??.

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ABOUT FACE

Helping Students Discover Success through Backward Design

July 17,2009

why work backwards
Why work backwards??

“You cannot plan how you’re going to teach until you know exactly what you want your students to learn.” (Wiggins & McTighe, 2006)

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Why work backwards??

Backward design planning focuses on:

  • Learning Outcomes
  • Standards
  • Assessments for accomplishing those standards

(Childre, Sands, & Pope, 2009)

benefits of backward design
Benefits of Backward Design
  • Accommodates learning needs
  • Targets deeper levels of understanding
  • Learning is relevant and meaningful for all students
  • Supports mastery of curricular standards

(Childre, Sands, & Pope, 2009)

backward design planning steps
Backward Design Planning Steps

1. Identify Your learners (ok, so this is always the first step!)

  • Identify classroom needs
  • Identify individual student needs

2. Design Assessment Framework

  • Performance tasks/projects
  • Oral / written prompts
  • Quiz(es) / test(s)
  • Formative assessments
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Backward Design Planning Steps

3. Create Learning Activities

  • Design and sequence learning activities
    • Include pre, during, and post reading strategies
    • Reading, study skills, writing/note-taking strategies
  • Check integration of accommodations

4. Connect to curricular priorities

  • State/local standards
  • Create essential questions
  • Identify pre-requisite knowledge and skills
references
References

Childre, A., Sands, J.R., & Pope, S.T. (2009). Designing challenging curriculum: Backward design. Teaching Exceptional Children, 6-14.

Wiggins, T., & McTighe, J. (2006). Understanding by design (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.