Monday, May 25, 2020

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Learning Maps and Lesson Plans--What are the Differences?


A learning map is similar to a  five step lesson plan in that includes elements of instruction. Elements of instruction include materials and procedures, two of the most important parts of a lesson plan.

A learning map contains UDL elements and classroom management strategies. A lesson plan does not.

Learning maps also refer to “Learner” is the student and “Target” are the standards and objectives.

A learning map contains the following:

PLANNING

Uses the guiding questions
Use what is already known about the Learner,
Create Target (standards, including ELD standards, goals, objectives)
Unpack Standard
Barriers to learning
Learner misconceptions about target
Whole group needs; focus student needs
UDL
Classroom Management


TEACHING

Write Instructional plan—include materials and procedure
Create Assessment—formal and informal
 
I’ve created a lesson plan for close reading  for all grade levels at http://www.commoncorestandardslinks.com/2014/09/grade-1-8-ccssclose-reading.html

Note that the lesson plan contains many elements from a learning map. Lesson plans are more commonly used in school districts.



Monday, May 4, 2020

Digital Resources that Support Online Learning at Home

It's an unfortunate situation to have children at home all day. They're used to being in school.

Here's a link, Resources that Support Distance Learning, that gives you some great online resources to help students whether you are a teacher or parent.

There are digital resources to content areas in ELA, math, writing, science, PE, history/social science and others to access at  https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/appendix1.asp#six

Dozens of links connect you from to worksheets in  math to to the videos of Khan Academy. Sites are user friendly. For example in order to find a video on Khan Academy, all you do is search for the topic that you want the video on.

One caveat to the website is that a few of the links require you to sign up, which is unfortunate because they want a phone number.