This article provides insight into developing a curriculum unit. Additionally, it provides a downloadable planning document. This site would be useful in a teacher preparation classroom.
Type of Material:
In-class use appears to be the best use of this material along with using the worksheet with homework assignments for teacher education learners. It is recommended for higher education, pre-service, and in-service teachers.
Any device with Internet access, PDF reader
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The purpose of this site is to provide teachers with a process to use in planning lessons. The initial purpose appears to be targeting teacher education learners but could be a great resource to use with veteran teachers that need a refresher. Users will be able to learn an 8-step strategy for unit planning.
Target Student Population:
College level teacher preparation students. Undergraduate or graduate, in-service teachers, teacher educators.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic computer skills to access documents
This material is current and viable for learning. The worksheet provided is comprehensive so that the learner is able to apply the learning immediately to a lesson planning activity. Teacher educators could utilize access to resources to supplement instruction for lesson and unit planning.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This material can be used in the initial teacher preparation program or as a refresher for those veteran teachers that need a reminder on how to create best lesson plans. It might be used during professional development programs for pre-service, and in-service teachers.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Allows for user interaction with instructional material; material can be set up to allow for student to work at own pace to do research.
It’s easy to access online materials. It is set up in logical organization with 8 basic steps to creating a unit. It is easy to navigate.
Other Issues and Comments:
Great resource to help with teacher training
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