Andrews University Department of Teaching and Learning Principles of Teaching Presentation Developed by Mr. Bradley Sheppard. Unit Planning. Board Work – Focus On Outcomes.
Students will participate in a discussion on mammals.
Students will state how Roman civilization was like Greek civilization.
Students will demonstrate their enthusiasm for painting.
Students will play basketball.
Students will know all the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Students will go to the Museum of Fine Arts and write a paper on their favorite painting.
Pottery Money Management
Aerobic Exercise Rhythm
Body Conditioning Wind Instruments
Swimming Classical Era
Starting point for unit planning process
Conceptual organizer for the rest of the planning process
Communicates instructional intent to students, teachers, and administrators.
Example:“This unit is intended to develop fourth-graders’ ability to use reference files, both in paper form and on computer. This unit will focus on titles, authors, and subject files.”
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Encourages teacher to be thoughtful and reflective while planning
Connects new content to other topics
Helps students see importance of topic and adds motivation
Example:“Understanding reference systems and how they’re organized is necessary for students using the library. They need to be able to locate desired materials to use in research projects, and eventually they need to be able to work independently. Because many libraries have both physical and computerized cataloging systems, students should understand
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Involves translating general goals into more specific objectives
Desired Educational Outcomes listed in specific terms.
A description of a content area or skill
A statement of what students will be able to do when they reach the objectives
Example: “Given a ruler and compass, geometry students will construct the bisector of an angle within 1 degree of error.”
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The information students will know or understand, or the skills they will develop
The way information is organized
Examples: Schematic Diagrams, Hierarchies, and Outlines are all effective ways of organizing and communicating the way the content is organized.
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Provides teachers with information about students’ learning progress
Allows teachers to make decisions about what to do next
Connected to all other parts of the unit plan
The way you measure student learning depends on what you want students to learn (objectives) and the learning activities involved.
Teachers test what they have taught.Unit Plan:Evaluation
Example: “What are the three kinds of reference systems?” OR “Go to the card catalog and locate the author’s name and call number for each title listed below.”
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Overview/General Summarizes the general Goal purpose of the unit
Rationale Answers the question, “Why is this topic important?”
Objectives Describe the specific outcomes expected
from the unit
Content Identifies and organizes the topics that are included in the unit
Learning Activities Describe the experiences that will be used to help learners reach the unit objectives
Evaluation Identifies ways that learning will be measured
Objectives Content Activities Learning Activities Days