Curriculum Planning: Unit Design
Unit Design: Connect-Reflect...
Activity 1: Thinking
about the process for developing units in a standards-based curriculum,
put numbers by the following steps indicating the appropriate
order in which they should occur.
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If you would like to study this further, reread
pp. 52-58 in the LWL. Refer back to Chapter 4 of the LWL for standards-based
curriculum unit examples. In additon check out this graphical
representation that may better help you to understand
the components that make up the curriculum unit template. In the
Expansion tutorial you will be given an opportunity to re-work
a curriculum unit. Downloadable versions of the curriculum planning
template are available here.
Planning Template PDF | Curriculum
Planning Template Word Document
Personal Connection: Please copy and paste the following questions into your word processor or download the word document containing the questions. Then answer the questions and save it for your professional development portfolio.
Unit Design: Connect-Reflect: Word Document
- Knowing what you know now, how might you modify your process for planning a unit so that it is more standards-based? Keep in mind the order of the organizing principles as presented in the text.
- How might you adjust your assessment tasks
so that you ensure students are demonstrating their ability
to communicate at an appropriate level about the content learned?
What evidence supports these changes in student performance?
Next: Lesson Planning: Remember