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  1. Feb 2019
    1. Understanding by Design


      • -prepare you to think in the short-term and long-term teaching
      • -student comment as an entry point on where we want to end up
      • -proactive, autonomous learners
      • -a planning framework
      • -critical and creative thinking- you don't need these skills to make all A's in school
      • -pedagogical effectiveness
      • -critical thinking test- NO GAIN
      • -long-term goals and short-term plan
      • -desired and actual results
      • -strategic thinking- teachers that tell you what to do all the time- doesn't make room for student thought
      • -when we teach, we need to be more goal focused (comment)
      • backward design thinking- long term goal- what follows for assessment (not grading, assessing/ judging how we are doing against the goal, coaching) and what follows for instruction
      • What do we have to do to make our students love what we are teaching them?
      • the textbook is not the course- only used as a resource
      • given our understanding goals, which chapters should be highlighted, skimmed, skipped, re-sequenced?
      • aim for explicit understanding
      • Backward from Goals: Meaning-"I want students to leave having inferred/realized that, now and in the future..."
      • Background from Goals: Transfer - "I want students to leave able to transfer their understanding- on their own- to concrete address current and future situations
      • 3rd day of lesson- textbook is used (not on the first day)
      • the way we do math is bad- this is why people don't like math or they think that they are bad at math- backward design lesson planning expands the pool of interested parties and is differentiatable for individual students
      • it is our jobs as teachers to make the design of the lesson relatable to every student- we are given this backward design plan but we must figure out how to plan our lesson to make sure that every child is learning- DESIGN CHALLENGE
      • Intellectual engagement- finding ways to help students that are uninterested in the content to want to be engaged in the content
      • Incentivize- incentives to learning the information