Learning Targets Helping Students Aim for Understanding… in Every Lesson! Part I
Your thoughts… • “Learning targets inform the most important data-driven decision maker in the classroom – the student – by providing information about what is important to learn, how the student will be required to demonstrate that learning, and what will count as evidence of mastery” (Moss and Brookhart, 2012) • Based on the information above, how do you think learning targetsdiffer from learning objectives? Discuss with a partner at your table.
Essential Questions • What are Learning Targets? • Why are Learning Targets essential for optimal learning to occur?
Today’s Learning Targets We will summarize all fundamental aspects of Learning Targets
Why Learn About Learning Targets? When used effectively… District Improvement Planning Learning Targets provide meaning and relevance to each lesson Learning Targets provide evidence of student performance for each lesson Research-based Instructional Strategies School Improvement Planning Learning Targets provide focus for both the teacher and student throughout each lesson
How Will I Know I Am Successful? When you can take your… • Independent Learning • Develop A Common Group Under-standing • Jigsaw the Learning • Your Colleague’s Learning
SESSION AT A GLANCE PART I • Learning Targets – What and Why! - Building the Foundation Part II • Next steps – Continuous Application • October 26th
Before we begin the work… For Understanding
Let’s get organized for today’s work • Divide learning responsibilities among your team members • Chapter 1: Learning Targets (Mandatory) • Chapter 2: Learning Targets (Mandatory) • Chapter 3: Learning Targets (Mandatory) • Chapter 2: Leveling the Playing Field: (Mandatory) • Webinar: (Mandatory) • Action Tool Resources (Optional – if you finish early)
What are learning targets? Each team member will engage in note taking (bulleted format) during and after reading or video viewing
Wrap Up: Think-Pair-Share • Based on what you learned today… • how do learning targets differ from learning objectives? Discuss with a partner at your table. • Share