About This Chapter
Planning for Instruction - Chapter Summary
Through the lessons in this chapter, develop a more concrete knowledge of planning for instruction. The topics in this chapter include:
- Planning with quality materials and strategies
- Tips for planning materials that match course standards
- Implementing strategies
- Focusing on collaboration
Our instructors will guide you through the information that is essential to planning your lessons. The techniques and tips in this chapter will help you better facilitate lessons. This chapter also features multiple-choice quizzes, which help you test your understanding of the material. You can even evaluate your comprehension of the entire chapter with the chapter exam.
How It Helps
- Teaches about quality material: Understanding the importance of varying resources and methods of instruction will help you improve the planning process.
- Shares tips and strategies: Learning how to map lesson activities so that they are aligned with course standards will ensure you meet your targets.
- Highlights collaboration: You'll benefit from understanding the resources involved in classroom collaboration.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Use various resources and methods for planning
- Map out activities and connect them to course standards
- Facilitate learning with essential strategies
- Create an environment for classroom collaboration
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.
2. Tips & Strategies for Teaching to Course Standards
While standards are a means by which states, school districts, and schools ensure uniformity in teaching, not every teacher understands how to use them to their advantage. This lesson will look at how to analyze standards and use them to design activities and assessments in the classroom.
3. Facilitation Strategies for Learner-Centered Teachers
Being learner-centered can boost a classroom's sense of community and academic achievement. This lesson offers insight into how teachers can facilitate learner-centered environments.
4. Benefits of Collaboration in the Classroom
Collaboration in the classroom benefits teachers and students alike. It's well worth the challenges and resources that it requires. This lesson discusses some of the important benefits of classroom collaboration.
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