Studying Skillful Teaching

Module 2 – Essential Elements of Lesson / Unit Design

Research for Better Teaching Pyramid

Knowledge Base of Teaching

  • Apply the "areas of performance," "repertoire" and "matching" to planning, objectives, formative assessment, criteria for success, and protocols for analyzing student work
  • Expand/refresh your repertoire of teaching strategies

Planning and Objectives

  • Apply planning decisions
  • Articulate mastery objectives
  • Use five levels of thinking to guide lesson planning

Assessment

  • Define formative assessment
  • Formulate criteria for success
  • Use formative assessment tools
  • Apply protocols
  • Construct feedback

Instruction

  • Frame learning experiences to support student understanding
  • Use activators and summarizers as formative assessment tools
  • Use explanatory devices to engage students and match the needs of diverse learners
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