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1 Learning by Doing: Unit Planning That Gets Learners Doing! Presenters: Lia Conklin: ELL Instructor/Team Leader, EL Civics Grant Coordinator & Designer, Ronald Hubbs Center, St. Paul, MN EL Civics Grant materials available at: hubbs.spps.org/elcivics

2 Session Learning Goals Name: _______________________ Date: _____________________ Circle the picture that shows how you feel about each leaning goal. = Hard, = So-so, = Easy Learning GoalsBefore UnitAfter Unit 1.Participate in an authentic example of a product-based unit (i.e. this session). 2. Identify real-life & work scenarios and describe a unit product that reflects those scenarios. 3. Deconstruct a unit product into section and activity products. 4. Outline a unit plan with a unit product, section products, activity products, and consider work and language benchmarks.

3 Learning by Doing: Product-Based Unit Plan Unit Product: Design a unit plan that: Describes an authentic unit product. Identifies benchmarks. Outlines section & activity products. Section Product: Participate in forward & backward planning & compare. Back- ward plan. Discuss benefits of each. Identify Section Products Benchmarks Identify real-life & work scenarios Describe unit products Identify benchmarks Design a unit plan Forward Plan. Section Product: Complete theme chart w/ examples Describ e a unit product Fill in Scenarios Consider work & lang. skills Section Product: Deconstruct unit product example: Housing Simulation Section Product: Navigate the product-based unit plan model. Identify Activity Products Identify Unit Product Identify unit product Identify Section Products Identify Activity Products Find online resources Fill in Housing info

4 Learning by Doing: Product-Based Unit Plan Unit Product: Design a unit plan that: Describes an authentic unit product. Identifies benchmarks. Outlines section & activity products. Section Product: Participate in forward & backward planning & compare. Back- ward plan. Discuss benefits of each. Identify Section Products Benchmarks Identify real-life & work scenarios Describe unit products Identify benchmarks Design a unit plan Forward Plan. Section Product: Complete theme chart w/ examples Describ e a unit product Fill in Scenarios Consider work & lang. skills Section Product: Deconstruct unit product example: Housing Simulation Section Product: Navigate the product-based unit plan model. Identify Activity Products Identify Unit Product Identify unit product Identify Section Products Identify Activity Products Find online resources Fill in Housing info

5 Unit Planning Self-Survey: 1.What unit/theme are you currently teaching? 2.On average, how long do your units last? 3.With whom do you regularly collaborate? 4.What is your greatest strength when designing lesson plans? 5.What would you like to improve when designing lesson plans?

6 Small Group Work: Unit Planning Forward & Backward Instructions: Plan a Housing unit with your group starting at the beginning of the unit. What skills will they practice? In what activities will they participate? Take some notes in the grid below. Now watch a video clip of a final activity of a housing unit. What skills will learners need to practice during the unit? In what activities will they participate? Take notes in the grid below.

7 Unit Planning Forward & Backward Discuss the two planning directions. Which direction(s) promotes authentic, engaging activities? Which direction charts a clearer instructional course? Why? Which direction better prepares learners for authentic learning outcomes?

8 Learning by Doing: Product-Based Unit Plan Unit Product: Design a unit plan that: Describes an authentic unit product. Identifies benchmarks. Outlines section & activity products. Section Product: Participate in forward & backward planning & compare. Back- ward plan. Discuss benefits of each. Identify Section Products Benchmarks Identify real-life & work scenarios Describe unit products Identify benchmarks Design a unit plan Forward Plan. Section Product: Complete theme chart w/ examples Describ e a unit product Fill in Scenarios Consider work & lang. skills Section Product: Deconstruct unit product example: Housing Simulation Section Product: Navigate the product-based unit plan model. Identify Activity Products Identify Unit Product Identify unit product Identify Section Products Identify Activity Products Find online resources Fill in Housing info

9 Unit Planning: Small Group Grid Unit Topic Real-life Scenario Unit ProductWork SkillsLanguage Skills Housing Community Food Health Employment Consumerism

10 Learning by Doing: Product-Based Unit Plan Unit Product: Design a unit plan that: Describes an authentic unit product. Identifies benchmarks. Outlines section & activity products. Section Product: Participate in forward & backward planning & compare. Back- ward plan. Discuss benefits of each. Identify Section Products Benchmarks Identify real-life & work scenarios Describe unit products Identify benchmarks Design a unit plan Forward Plan. Section Product: Complete theme chart w/ examples Describ e a unit product Fill in Scenarios Consider work & lang. skills Section Product: Deconstruct unit product example: Housing Simulation Section Product: Navigate the product-based unit plan model. Identify Activity Products Identify Unit Product Identify unit product Identify Section Products Identify Activity Products Find online resources Fill in Housing info

11 Product-Based Unit Plan Description A product describes what skills will be demonstrated and HOW they will be demonstrated. Choose an authentic Unit Product that promotes authentic life & work skills. Outline benchmarks that integrate a variety of skill types and are achievable w/in the Unit Product. Segment Unit Product into Section Products or instructional chunks that scaffold to Unit Product. Break down Section Products into Activity Products that scaffold to Section Product.

12 Product-Based Unit Plan: Template Unit Product: Section Product: Benchmarks Activity Product Section Product:

13 Learning by Doing: Product-Based Unit Plan Unit Product: Design a unit plan that: Describes an authentic unit product. Identifies benchmarks. Outlines section & activity products. Section Product: Participate in forward & backward planning & compare. Back- ward plan. Discuss benefits of each. Identify Section Products Benchmarks Identify real-life & work scenarios Describe unit products Identify benchmarks Design a unit plan Forward Plan. Section Product: Complete theme chart w/ examples Describ e a unit product Fill in Scenarios Consider work & lang. skills Section Product: Deconstruct unit product example: Housing Simulation Section Product: Navigate the product-based unit plan model. Identify Activity Products Identify Unit Product Identify unit product Identify Section Products Identify Activity Products Find online resources Fill in Housing info

14 Product-Based Unit Plan: Template Unit Product: Section Product: Benchmarks Activity Product Section Product:

15 Team Evaluation Instructions: Read each question. Circle your answer. Your Name:Date: 1. Did everyone participate? Yes Somewhat No 2. Did you participate? Yes Somewhat No 3. Did you learn how to create a unit plan using the product-based method? Yes Somewhat No 4. Did your team do a good job? Yes Somewhat No 5. Did you do a good job? Yes Somewhat No

16 Session Learning Goals Name: _______________________ Date: _____________________ Circle the picture that shows how you feel about each leaning goal. = Hard, = So-so, = Easy Learning GoalsBefore UnitAfter Unit 1.Participate in an authentic example of a product-based unit (i.e. this session). 2. Identify real-life & work scenarios and describe a unit product that reflects those scenarios. 3. Deconstruct a unit product into section and activity products. 4. Outline a unit plan with a unit product, section products, activity products, and consider work and language benchmarks.


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