3 Frameworks for Course Design: Life Lessons, Meaning Maps, and Textbook Tales

When designing a course based on prescribed standards or expectations, our teachers utilize Wiggins and McTighe's "Backward Design". ¬†They group expectations, develop "Big Ideas", "Enduring Understandings", and "Essential Questions", and then design assessment tasks that will allow their students to demonstrate achievement of these. ¬†Their lessons scaffold and support learning, to ensure that their students … Continue reading 3 Frameworks for Course Design: Life Lessons, Meaning Maps, and Textbook Tales