Objectives in the Classroom
Flipped Faculty Meeting
Let's Get Started- What is an objective?
A learning objective is an outcome statement that captures specifically what knowledge, skills and attitudes learners should be able to exhibit following instruction.
Why are Objectives Important
- Serves to connect content and assessment around learning (What I am learning, why I am learning it and how my teacher and I will know if I got it).
- Guides selection of teaching/learning activities that will best achieve objectives
- Gives learners a clear picture of what to expect and what’s expected of them
- Forms the basis for evaluating teacher, learner, and curriculum effectiveness
What's The Difference?
what students will have learned by the end of the year
what students will have learned by the end of the unit of study or series of lessons
what students will have learned by the end of the lesson
What makes a Objective Rigorous?
Rigorous Objectives Have 3 Parts
1) the action - describes what the learner will do or is able to do at the end of instruction, which could not be done prior to instruction
2) the content - the subject matter you are teaching and that students are learning
3) the condition – the measurable way each student will show he/she has learned the content
Communicating Objectives-For the Faculty meeting
Come prepared at our next faculty meeting with written responses to the following questions:
1) how do you communicate your objectives to your students?
2) What part do your students play in communicating your objectives?