“Unwrapping” The Standards Workshop
TIMELESS PRACTICE #2
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.