Presentation on theme: "Writing Objectives Given proper instruction teachers will be able to write one objective within their curricular area."— Presentation transcript:
1 Writing ObjectivesGiven proper instruction teachers will be able to write one objective within their curricular area.
2 Walk through videoNow, lets take it to another level
3 Sample ObjectiveStudents will list 3 acts of aggression by Axis powers and be able to explain the rationale behind the British Appeasement process.
4 Strategies used in teaching this Objective Listening, speaking, reading, writingPair ShareChecking for UnderstandingWhiteboard
5 Learning objective is measurable and understood by each student Daily objective and unit objective is clarified through the Unit OrganizerObjectives are tied to CA Standards and essential questions in Unit Organizers.Visible: written on the board/poster/syllabus; Objective should be visible all period. Visible does not mean understood!
6 Partner Discussion What is one way we can get students engaged and to understand today's objective? Starter: One way I convey the learning objective to my students is by……………………..Writing it on the white board.Pre-selectRandomly callVolunteersChart answers
7 ResearchAccording to Marzano(2003)Not only do students learn more effectively when they know what they are supposed to be learning and why that learning is important to them, but teachers teach more effectively when they have the same information
8 What are Instructional Objectives? Instructional objectives are specific, measurable, short-term, observable student behaviors.Objectives are the foundation upon which you can build lessons and assessments that you can prove meet your overall course or lesson goals.Think of objectives as tools you use to make sure you reach your goals. They are the arrows you shoot towards your target (goal).
9 Purpose for Objectives By knowing where you intend to go, you increase the chances of you and the learner ending up thereGuides the teacher relative to the planning of the instruction, delivery of instruction and evaluation of student achievementGuides the learner; helps them focus and set prioritiesAllows for analysis of the teaching and learning
10 Plan for the day vs. Objective Students will complete section 4 review, civil war battles, questions 1-8Students will identify and list 3 major battles of the civil war
11 Learning objective is measurable and understood by each student Objective is written, stated, and restated in student friendly language throughout the lessonObjective is written in measurable terms:(Demonstrate, list, show, define, evaluate, explain, identify. See list of usable verbs used in Bloom’s taxonomy.
12 Brainstorm What are ways we can build in the objective throughout the lesson? Starter: One way we can include the objective throughout the lesson is to……………….Have a student complete a sentence stem with a term from the objective.One volunteer from each table reports out.Chart ideas
13 Writing Learning Objectives Three major components 1. The condition in which the teacher will expect the student to gain their knowledge; example- Given a list of Vocabulary words2. The behavioral term- what the students will do. Something you can measure or observe; Example- Define 5 terms3. The Criterion- How are you going to measure if they have met the objective- Test, Quiz, Exit slip
14 Behavioral Component: Express the type of task required of the student (define, list, solve)Action VerbPrecisely describes students observable act
15 Behavioral Terms The student presents an impromptu speech The student draws a diagram of a combustion engineThe student identifies the location of the fifty states.
24 Sample learning objectives in terms of Condition and Behavioral terms. Given a map of the United States, the students will be able to label the 4 major economic regions of the United States.Given the Periodic Table of the Elements, Students will relate the position of an element in the periodic table to its atomic number and atomic mass.Given a short story, the students will be able to identify similes and metaphors.Given a lecture and research, students will be able to list the events that led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor
25 Ask Yourself Does the Learning Objective stem from a course goal? Is the learning objective MEASURABLE?Does the objective specify appropriate conditions for performance?Is the objective written in terms of observable, behavioral outcomes?Does the objective utilize an effective action verb that targets the desired level of performance?
26 Partner Discussion What is one way we can get the learning objective to be part of the EDI closure componentOne way I will close my lesson with the objective is by…………….Pre-selectVolunteersRandomly call
27 Recommendations for success In view of the students at all timesRelated to current lesson and standard basedReferred to during instruction to make learning relevant and focusedMay be used as a closureTeacher believes they are the arrows that lead to Bull's-eyeSelf-Assessment…………What do I want my students to learn?How will I know my students “got it”?What am I going to do differently if they didn’t “get it”?