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.