Presentation on theme: "Connecting to Curriculum"— Presentation transcript:
1 Connecting to Curriculum Laurette CarleWilliamson County Schools
2 I’ve learned so much this week! Now, what? Reflect and BrainstormWhat concepts or topics do I want to fold into my teaching this year?What concepts or topics align best with the standards for my subject or grade level?What concepts or topics will help my students develop their critical thinking skills?
3 Look at your brainstormed list Choose one topic or concept to be the “big idea” or “essential understanding” that you hope to convey to your studentsWrite your big idea at the top of the planning worksheet provided
4 I have a big idea now! Which standards will I target? How much time will I spend on this?How can I connect this to students’ prior knowledge or experiences?How can I engage or hook them at the start of this unit of study?What do I expect them to know and be able to do by the end of this unit of study?What assessments will I use to measure their progress?
5 AssessmentsThink about the variety necessary for a balanced approach to assessment: Formal and Informal Formative and Summative Traditional and Authentic
6 Take the plan furtherWhat teaching strategies might I use to help the students reach these learning targets?What resources will I use?What are some possible ways I can differentiateThe content (for different abilities)?The instruction (for different learning styles)?
7 Get to Know Your Students You can’t finalize your plans until you know each of your students!Know their interests – helps with motivationKnow their learning profile – helps your efficiency if you choose the instructional strategy that matches bestKnow their level of readiness to learn – pre- assessments help set targets for growth
8 Sketches will be shared tomorrow We understand it’s only a startWe know it’s a work in progressWe want to see how this week’s learning experience might impact your studentsYou will turn in your plan tomorrowHandwritten sketch, orElectronic copy ed to