Purposeful Unit and Lesson Design and Implementation
Designing units and lessons with purpose is at the heart and soul of great teaching. Teachers must carefully pull apart curriculum standards and break down conceptual understandings to meet the needs of students. Then the teacher must think how they can purposefully design effective and engaging learning experiences.
Looking at the big picture and where you are headed with content is essential. Mapping out conceptual understanding so students see how ideas fit together is key to the process. Sharing unit content maps with students is the next step in having them visualize the way information is linked.
Below are links to with great resources for unit and lesson development.
New - Information on Common Core
Common Standards -http://www.corestandards.org/
Georgia Standards & Common Core (webinars available on literacy & math) https://www.georgiastandards.org/Common-Core/Pages/default.aspx
Common Core Hub Videos - http://www.gpb.org/education/common-core
Overview Video -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxefsLG2eps
ASCD and Common Core Resources - see external resources at bottom http://www.ascd.org/public-policy/common-core.aspx
Counter Argument - Why Common Core Standards Will Fail
Unit Planning Resources
Georgia Performance Standards www.georgiastandards.org
Georgia Pre-K Standards - Bright from the Start - http://www.decal.ga.gov/Prek/ContentStandards.aspx
Kid Friendly Performance Standards - Washington-Wilkes Primary School http://wwps.wilkes.k12.ga.us/site_res_view_folder.aspx?id=c6a693ac-85ae-4ad3-8bee-b0c9112fb02d
Unit components for Mercer students
PowerPoint presentation on UbD design process
Template for unit map
General Categories of Instructional Strategies
UbD Stage 3 Presentation
Unit Scope and Sequence Calendar Template
Middle and High Unit Components
Carroll County Schools
Math Content Maps http://www.sw-georgia.resa.k12.ga.us/content_maps.htm
Wayne County Schools - sample content maps
Presentation for Mercer Field Experience Students
Attached is file with PowerPoint presentation on unit and lesson planning
Lesson Plan Resources
Ato Z Teacher Stuff Web Site
A to Z Lesson Plans
Free Printables: 5000+ free printable pages and worksheets.
Thematic units, monthly ideas, content areas ideas
Lots of resources on a variety of education topics
PBS Teacher Source
Over 4,500 free lesson plans and activities.
The Lesson Planet
Search from over 30,000 online lesson plans by keyword and grade!
There is a yearly membership charge of $9.95 to get full access to the resources on this web site.
Curriculum and Instruction EMAT621
Room Arrangements - Classroom Architect - http://classroom.4teachers.org/
Contemporary Curriculum EDUC651, 652, 653
Template for unit EDUC651, 652, 653 in Microsoft Word
Sample Units EDUC651, 652, 653