TIMELESS PRACTICE #2

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

Teacher clarity of learning intentions posts a 0.75 effect size—equivalent to almost two years of student growth in one year. (John Hattie)

The “unwrapping” process shines a bright light on every concept and skill within a standard. When educators “unwrap”prior to any instructional planning or assessment writing, they clearly understand the specific learning targets their students need to learn.

WHAT WILL LARRY COVER?

  • In this interactive workshop for K-12 educators and leaders, you will learn, through both guided and independent practice, how to:
    • “Unwrap” standards for your unit of study
    • Create a graphic organizer of “unwrapped” concepts and skills
    • Determine levels of thinking-skill rigor
    • Decide Big Ideas for your students to discover
    • Write Essential Questions to focus instruction and assessment

Agenda for the one-day workshop is available upon request.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • K-12 classroom educators
  • Instructional specialists
  • Curriculum and assessment coordinators
  • School and district leaders

WHAT WILL YOU LEAVE WITH?

  • Handout with key points, examples, and guided practice activities
  • Graphic organizer (outline, bulleted list, concept map, chart) that includes your:
    • “Unwrapped” concepts and skills of selected standards
    • Identified levels of cognitive rigor (using Bloom’s Taxonomy and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge)
  • Big Ideas
  • Essential Questions
  • A set of tools for use during and after the workshop:
    • “Unwrapping” the Standards Template (hard copy and electronic copy)
    • Checklist of Success Criteria for each step of the “Unwrapping” Process
    • Next Steps Action Plan

For more information about bringing the “Unwrapping” the Standards Workshop to your school or district, please contact Larry Ainsworth directly. His email address is larry@larryainsworth.com.

“Unwrapping” the Standards Book