Learning Sequence or Unit Planning Document Outline
Theme, Topic, Subject(s), Integrated contexts, or Focus Question
Overview for organization of the plan. Information to orient the users to the beliefs, philosophies, rationale, mission statements, action plans, principled procedures, selected big ideas, goals, concepts, outcomes, developmental information, pedagogical designs, methodologies, strategies, assessments, major resources and rational that explains why the selections were made to benefit the students:
- Philosophy statements
- Big ideas, goals, aims, focus questions, over all objectives
- Rationale for learning the topic ...
- Unpacked information of what students will learn: focus questions, concepts, facts, skills, relationships, and generalizations. Planning maps or charts with: intuitive ideas or misconceptions, goals, objectives, concepts, outcomes, facts, skills, and generalizations
- Prior knowledge required for student success. Understandings and skills necessary for students to participate in the study.
- Developmental ideas related to the topic: starting with any perceptual understandings, misconceptions, naive understandings that students might have and progessing to success with the planned outcomes.
- Background information for teaching
- Materials needed for the activities
- Sequenced list of activities and brief description to link or thread each to expected outcomes starting with a motivational diagnostic activity and ending with a culminating summative/ generative activity. With all activities linked/threaded to what students will learn (facts, concepts, skills, and generalizations) and how it will be assessed...
- Assessment outcomes and scoring levels for what the students will know and do to infer their understanding and skill of the facts, concepts, skills, generalizations, and answers to the focus questions
- References choices
Sequence of Learning Activities / Lesson Plans and related information for each activity selected by possibility for them to involve students in a hands-on and minds-on activity with opportunities for students to learn the power of the practices of the subject(s) and the knowledge created by them and other related contextual areas. Each lesson should have the following information:
- Facts, concepts, skills, relationships, generalizations
- Focus questions
- Instructional Procedures
- Assessment: diagnostic, formative, summative, and generalization
- Any other information desired
Appendix for supporting information
- Student Learning Log
- Work sheets - practice, enrichment...
- Additional references for teachers, special students, related topics...