December 2015

Essential Question: How can we build capacity of Backwards Design within our grade levels and with our students?

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21st Century Education
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2015-2016 Matrix of NS Reading and Writing UoS

Click for Units of Study Templates

Noblesville Schools Word Study UoS

Click for transfer goals, as well as resources for instructional practices


What is backward design?
Understanding Understanding

Between Now and February:

  1. Talk to your team about WHY teach towards transfer.
  2. Lead your team on HOW Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions act as a bridge between skills and knowledge and transfer.
  3. Try out some Performance Assessment that require students to TRANSFER their knowledge and skills in new contexts.

Our Next CPT Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 10th 2016 at 3:45-4:30pm

In the media center

Bring pictures, rubrics, formative assessment samples, performance task ideas!