As we begin to plan a new unit of work we usually start by considering the outcomes that need to be met. This year I am consciously using a new planning order. I am going to focus on:
the thinking I want the students to engage in…then
skills I would like students to develop…then…
content to be explored…and…
technology that will enhance the learning!
What thinking will be happening in your classroom next term?
This table is based on the Understanding Map developed as part of The Cultures of Thinking project at Project Zero (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Explore this in depth at http://www.pz.harvard.edu/projects/visible-thinking
I highly recommend Building Capability for Critical and Creative Thinking workshops organised by Ryan Gill at Masada College. Read more about it HERE