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Designing Units Chapter 8. Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 20062 Chapter 8 Developing Units 1. LEARNING OUTCOMES 2. ASSESSMENT 3. TEACHING 4. TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP.

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1 Designing Units Chapter 8

2 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon Chapter 8 Developing Units 1. LEARNING OUTCOMES 2. ASSESSMENT 3. TEACHING 4. TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP MATERIALS Buy – Adapt - Develop TEACH LESSONS AND UNITS What do you know about your classroom? Content, Learners, Context What have you learned about teaching? Reflection and Action Steps ANALYZE DESIGN DEVELOP IMPLEMENT EVALUATE Pre-Unit Thinking

3 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon Chapter Organizer Your Unit Overview Unit Examples Pre-unit Thinking Unit Format Scope, Learning Focus, Sequence

4 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon Traditional Scope & Sequence Scope of Unit What content will unit cover? Sequence What order will teaching take place?

5 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon Scope - Learning Focus - Sequence Scope of Unit What content will unit cover? Sequence What order will teaching take place? Learning Focus What will students learn?

6 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon  Unit Intent Statement OUT-OF-CLASS: Decide what unit you will develop and determine the scope, learning focus, and sequence.

7 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon Unit Format Fig. 8.5 (modified) Cover Overview Section – Unit Description – Overview of Unit and Lessons – Unit Evaluation – References Lessons Section

8 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon Unit Description Unit Description 5 points Unit description/summary, overview, and learning focus

9 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon Overview of Unit and Lessons Overview of Unit and Lessons 20 points Unit Sequence: what students learn (Content/Information/Skills) Use Graphic Organizer or Web 5 Summary of major teaching strategies 5 Summary of instructional media and technology 5 Summary of assessment 5

10 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon Unit Evaluation How will you know if your unit is a success? Draw up a list of questions: – Were learning outcomes met? – What changes would I make to the unit? – What advice would I give to others teaching this unit? – How might I teach/assess this unit differently? – What did I learn about students?

11 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon References List printed resources and websites Acknowledge any use of lesson and unit materials Acknowledge others you have talked to

12 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon Lesson Plans Lesson Plans: for each lesson include the following: 5 points List five (5) lesson topics. – lesson : Introductory (1) – lessons: Developmental (2) – lesson: Culminating (1)

13 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon Integrated Units Address multiple standards Identify themes relevant to students’ world Experience real world complexity Transform school initiatives to teaching

14 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon Project Approach Immerse students into complex projects Problem-based learning (PBL) Discover connections across content Students organize with teacher assistance Time span: several days to several weeks Assessment plan clear to students

15 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon Curriculum/Content Web Human Relationships Science Ecological communities Art Views of people and cultures Social Studies Relationships between leaders and the diplomatic corps Social Living Differences in how men and women communicate Mathematics Explaining the concept of “function” Theatre Understanding families in different cultures English Writing from different points of view

16 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon Elementary Level Unit Collaborative 15-lesson unit: “Nutrition for Second Graders” Learning focus = good eating habits Multiple teaching strategies Classroom management rules Sequence of content and student activity Unit evaluation Fig Lesson example Fig. 8.13

17 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon Secondary Level Unit 4-lesson 10th grade unit: “Changing Ecosystems” Learning focus = 4 themes of ecosystems Computer-based presentations, cooperative learning, discovery learning Assessment = student questioning Sequence: procedures and outcomes Fig Mix of teacher-student activity Fig Lesson example (see Chapter 4)


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