December 6, 2022
Workshop Model Teaching and Learning Series
- Walkthroughs with feedback
- Focus on Learning Targets
Where to find the standards?
What about Pacing Guides
Work through an example of how to break down a standard.
Linking the Workshop Model to a learning target
The Why Behind Learning Targets
- Learning targets guide teachers on what they are to teach and students on what they are to learn. Most important, teachers use learning targets to determine what behavior they should be looking for as students demonstrate their level of knowledge and skill.
- Students will be able to show evidence of their mastery of the learning target.
What is a Learning Target?
Common Core State Standards are the foundation of all of our instructional planning. Learning Targets, objectives, and I can statements are all synonymously used to define the learning progression of “HOW” students will get to the final outcomes for the standard. (visual with building blocks).
For the purpose of our collective commitment across the district, we will be presenting, stating, and making visible the Learning Target within our classrooms using the language “I can… “ Make sure that the “I can” statement has a verb that matches the taxonomy of the grade level standard.
The district selected core curricular tools (Journeys, Go Math, Amplify Science, Collections, Heggerty, UFLI Phonics, HMH Materials, etc.) identify the learning objectives for each lesson. These learning objectives should be used as the “I can …” statements in all classrooms.
There are 4 Types of Learning Targets
These are the 4 learning targets, based on what students are asked to do: knowledge, reasoning/understanding, skills and product. When selecting learning targets, teachers need to ask, "What is the goal of instruction?" After answering the question, select the target(s) that align to the instructional grid below.
See the attached document for verbs associated with each level of taxonomy.
Learning Progression Using the Standards
A learning progression details the specific skills needed in order for students to succeed with a specific grade level standard (i.e., what are the “building block” skills from beginning to end that characterize “knowing”). The learning progression provides an outline and order of instruction of the necessary skills; building on already acquired knowledge and skill development until mastery is reached.
A stairway is a simple analogy to a learning progression; with the grade level standard being the “top” of the staircase and each stair being a building block for the learning progression.
An Example of Learning Progression Using a 5th Grade Standard
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📝 Workshop Model Lesson Framework Aligned to Marzano Elements
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