- Standards- Identify and isolate the standards you would like to address in a lesson or unit.
- Assessment- Write the assessment you believe will clearly demonstrate that students have learned the desired standards you are addressing in the lesson.
- Lesson- After identifying standards and the assessment of those standards you write a lesson plan that will help students understand those standards based goals and be successful on that assessment.
The use of backwards design is an effective way to structure lesson planning for standards based learning and assessment. I have distilled the info from Wiggins and Mctighe to my understanding of a brief outline of the process. I use the acronym: SAL.
By: Mr. Woodford
I will reflect on ideas and practices I learn through my formative years as a classroom math teacher.