Ch 2: Instructional Design & Curriculum Planning

About This Chapter

This chapter includes a variety of up-to-the-minute topics and strategies related to instructional design and curriculum planning, adding weight to your teaching tool belt through a series of thoughtful lessons.

Instructional Design and Curriculum Planning - Chapter Summary

These text and video lessons provides a thorough yet time-sensitive look at a number of methods and considerations that are key to designing instruction and planning curriculum, digging into topics such as backwards planning, blended learning, and scaffolding instruction, as well as all of the following:

  • The significance of quality teaching materials and strategies
  • Framing instruction based on government standards and student goals
  • Webb's depth of knowledge levels
  • Incorporating technology in instructional design
  • Teaching resources and curriculum materials
  • Learning goals and objectives
  • SMART student goals
  • Culturally responsive teaching
  • Differentiating and adapting instruction
  • Response to intervention

While the amount of material may seem daunting, the dashboard feature will make it easy to track your progress through the lessons and stay on top of your recent activity. The practice quizzes accompanying each lesson also provide a simple way to make sure your grasp on the content is strong before moving on to another subject.

16 Lessons in Chapter 2: Instructional Design & Curriculum Planning
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Instructional Planning: Quality Materials & Strategies

1. Instructional Planning: Quality Materials & Strategies

Teachers need multiple resources and methods in order to effectively plan instruction. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of quality instructional materials and teaching strategies.

Designing Instruction Around Government Standards & Student Goals

2. Designing Instruction Around Government Standards & Student Goals

In education, there is a large emphasis placed on standards for education and ensuring that students can meet those standards. This lesson will explain how you can design your instruction around those standards using learning objectives and student goals.

Backwards Planning Tips for Teachers

3. Backwards Planning Tips for Teachers

Backwards planning is a useful way to develop lessons that specifically target educational standards. This lesson will define backwards planning and offer some tips for incorporating its principles into your classroom.

Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels in the Classroom

4. Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels in the Classroom

In this lesson you'll learn about Webb's depth of knowledge levels and how they can be utilized to plan or enhance lessons in the classroom. Examples are provided and a short quiz follows.

Instructional Design & Technology Implementation

5. Instructional Design & Technology Implementation

This lesson gives you an inside look into instructional design, the process you take - knowingly or unknowingly - when you introduce new material to your students. In particular, you'll learn processes for incorporating technology into the learning environment.

Blended Learning Strategies

6. Blended Learning Strategies

Many schools are incorporating blended learning into their curriculum. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of blended learning and strategies for fostering a blended learning environment.

Teaching Resources & Curriculum Materials in Instructional Design

7. Teaching Resources & Curriculum Materials in Instructional Design

Successful teachers design rich learning opportunities for students. This lesson identifies and discusses the use of teaching resources and curriculum materials to design learning experiences.

Comparing Learning Goals & Learning Objectives

8. Comparing Learning Goals & Learning Objectives

Learning goals and learning objectives are often confused. Though similar, each is distinct with its own place in education. This lesson compares the two and discusses how to define them to help students succeed in the classroom.

SMART Goals for Students: Definition and Examples

9. SMART Goals for Students: Definition and Examples

Educators often need to write SMART goals for their students. This lesson will introduce you to the components of SMART goals so that you can improve your goal-writing skills by writing goals that are SMART.

Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

10. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

A person's culture can impact their approach to education and the way they learn. In this lesson, we'll examine culturally responsive teaching, a teaching method that takes into account students' cultures to help them succeed.

What Is Scaffolding Instruction?

11. What Is Scaffolding Instruction?

Scaffolding instruction is an incredibly important technique to use when teaching. This lesson will introduce you to scaffolding and provide some examples to give a clear picture of this technique at work.

Differentiating Instruction Based on Patterns of Development

12. Differentiating Instruction Based on Patterns of Development

Effective teachers make sure each student in the classroom finds success. This lesson identifies patterns of development and shows how to use this information to differentiate instruction so all students master content.

Adapting Instruction to Different Learning Styles & Processes

13. Adapting Instruction to Different Learning Styles & Processes

Differentiated instruction has several components. One is to consider student needs when teaching. This lesson shows how to differentiate based on learners' needs and shows how to use these ideas in the classroom.

Continuity, Sequence & Integration in Quality Curriculum

14. Continuity, Sequence & Integration in Quality Curriculum

In this lesson, you can learn about three major elements of quality curriculum design. Imagine examples of how to apply these ideas to the classroom, improving your ability to connect past, present, and future learning.

Procedures for Short-Range & Long-Range Instructional Planning

15. Procedures for Short-Range & Long-Range Instructional Planning

We will discuss instructional planning in this lesson. You will learn how to use backward planning to align short and long-range goals based on content standards, student background and skills and assessment data.

What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies

16. What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies

The Response to Intervention process, or RTI, was designed and implemented in public schools as an attempt at early intervention for students with exceptional educational needs. In this video, we will look at the basics of this process.

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