1 Mesa Public Schools 2010. 2 Writing an Effective Learning Objective: The instructional road to focus learning Ensuring learning occurs in every lesson.

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1 Mesa Public Schools 2010

2 Writing an Effective Learning Objective: The instructional road to focus learning Ensuring learning occurs in every lesson for every student Mesa Public Schools 2010

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LESSON ALIGNMENT PLANNING Task Analysis E.E.I. INSTRUCTION Assessment Learning Objective

Learning Objective: Topic: learning objectives Level of Thinking: apply Do: write 3 part learning objectives that align with performance objectives

3 Parts of a Learning Objective: topic – focus of lesson level of thinking – depth of thinking do - proof of learning

Learning Objective: Topic/Content/Skill

From P.O. to Topic Math Performance Objective 1: Compare and order real numbers including very large and small integers, and decimals and fractions close to zero. MODEL Topic? real numbers, integers, decimals, and/or fractions Look at the noun(s)

From P.O. to Topic Writing: Performance Objective 1: Use clear, focused ideas and details to support the topic. PRACTICE ideas and/or detailsTopic?

From P.O. to Topic Science: Performance Objective 2: Choose an appropriate graphic representation for collected data: line graph, double bar graph, stem and leaf plot and histogram. PRACTICE Graphic representation (line, double bar, stem & leaf plot, histogram, and/or graph) Topic?

Identify the topic (s) in one of your content POs Think Pair Share

Learning Objective: Level of Thinking

Common Cognitive Levels of Instruction: Blooms Cognitive Domains Old Model New Model Analyzing

Levels of Thinking (Bloom) Create Evaluate Analyze Apply Understand Remember No info transfer Allows for transfer of info

Remember Description: recall specific ideas and info Examples: Recite a Haiku poem. List the characteristics of a mammal

Understand Description: comprehend ideas, meanings & info Examples: Paraphrase a Haiku poem. Explain the characteristics of a mammal.

Apply Description: use information, ideas and principles in new situations Examples: Dramatize a Haiku poem. Use the characteristics of mammals to determine if a new creature is a mammal or non-mammal

Analyze Description: break down info into its parts Examples: Infer the meaning of a Haiku poem. Compare and contrast characteristics of mammals and reptiles

Evaluate Description: judge the value or ideas, purposes and methods Examples: Critique a Haiku poem based on criteria. Support their reasoning for identifying an organism as a mammal.

Create Description: put together parts to make a whole and do something new with the information Examples: Compose a Haiku poem. Create a new mammal.

Changing the Level of Thinking Create Evaluate Analyze Apply Understand Remember Compose… Critique…based on criteria Infer the meaning of… Dramatize… Paraphrase… Recite… TOPIC: HAIKU POEM

New Cognitive Levels (Bloom) Levels of thinking What brain does with info Create Invent Evaluate Judge Analyze Break down Apply Use Understand Connect Remember Store

Identify the thinking levels on the handout Think Pair Share

2 Part L.O. for Math Topic: real numbers Level of Thinking: analyze Topic: integers Level of Thinking: analyze Topic: decimals Level of Thinking: analyze Topic: fractions Level of Thinking: analyze

From P.O. to Level of Thinking Math: Performance Objective 1: Compare and order real numbers including very large and small integers, and decimals and fractions close to zero. MODEL Level of Thinking:Compare = ?Order = ? *Look at the verb(s)

Writing: Performance Objective 1: Use clear, focused ideas and details to support the topic. PRACTICE Level of Thinking: Use = APPLY From P.O. to Level of Thinking Writing: Performance Objective 1: Use clear, focused ideas and details to support the topic. HINT: What does the brain do with this content?

2 Part L.O. for Writing Topic: ideas Level of Thinking: apply Topic: details Level of Thinking: apply

From P.O. to Level of Thinking Science Performance Objectives 2: Choose an appropriate graphic representation for collected data: line graph, double bar graph, stem and leaf plot and histogram. PRACTICE Level of Thinking:Choose = ?

2 Part L.O. for Science Topic: graphic representation Level of Thinking: apply

Identify the level of thinking in your content PO Think Pair Share

Learning Objective: Do/Assessment/Proof of Learning

Lesson Alignment Within Learning Objectives State standard or foundational knowledge Topic (noun) Level of Thinking (verb) Do (noun + verb)

Possible Assessment Formats u whiteboards u clickers (do not only use for lower level thinking) u index cards (choices on cards) u hand signals (use variety of signals connected to content) u visual card (student touches correct answer on card or I dont know section on card) u ticket-out-the-door (serves as closure and assessment) u walk around and listen for responses (oral or written)

Topic: decimals Level of Thinking: analyze Do: u place decimals on a number line in order OR u identify the smallest decimal Math P.O 1: Compare and order real numbers including very large and small integers, and decimals and fractions close to zero. MODEL

Writing: P.O.1: Use clear, focused ideas and details to support the topic. Topic: details Level of Thinking : apply Do: u Write 3 details to support a topic PRACTICE

Topic: graphic representation Level of Thinking: apply PRACTICE Do: u Choose graphs that best represent data. Science: P.O. 1: Choose an appropriate graphic representation for collected data: line graph, double bar graph, stem and leaf plot and histogram.

Identify a possible assessment for your content PO Think Pair Share

Learning Objective: Topic: learning objectives Level of Thinking: apply Do: write 3 part learning objectives that align with performance objectives

Now what? At your school site: u start small u discuss what parts of the learning objective to begin to post u consider how implementation will be monitored? This will be a work in progress!