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Lesson Planning and Unit Design

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Department
History
Course
HIST 3051
Professor
Garrett Metcalfe
Semester
Fall

Description
▯ Sept 26, 2011 Started class with table pictionary - great for review. Can be used to review previous lesson. Why Use Lesson Plans -lesson plans help structure classroom management and how students want to learn -organize the teacher -keep in mind: what students need to learn (curriculum), how will i know if theʼve learned it? (assessment and evaluation) How will I facilitate that learning (lesson designing) -Prior knowledge - what do the students need to know or be able to do before lesson -Inclusive classroom - race, culture, etc. every learner has a fair opportunity to learn. ESL learners, social class/poverty, learning styles, gender and sexual orientation.You are removing barriers that may impede student learning. -Classroom management -- try different seating arrangement etc. -Overall expectations in a course - Your MUST meet all overall expectations in a course! Can use these to create themes if doing thematic teaching. -Specific expectation in a course - these are to the teacherʼs discretion. -list expectations as verbs or actions -- shorten it to something that make sense to you. example, “Students will be able to map the capital cities”. Why? because than can access that. “By the end of the lesson students will be able to discuss why Canadians live close to the American border” Course profiles are different from ministry documents. People are hired by a board and create writing teams to come up with thematic units that meet ministry expectations and develop lessons that go under lessons. Check out board website to see course outlines. *Canʼt give participation marks? How Can I Be Inclusive ESL/ELL learner - allow electronic dictionaries, clarify instructions after class. Use more images to give visual cues, have gr. 12 student on spare who wants to gain community service hours and give choice about verbally or written for testing. Ask yourself are you assessing content or communication? If communication - need to see reading writing and speaking at different times (20-25%). If assessing content than do not need to test them with reading or writing. Graphic novels in history. Social Class/ Poverty - book class time in library, etc. for anything that requires technology or internet or printing. Try to include different classes in topics not just affluent. Culture/Race - include mover and shakers of different backgrounds. Gender/Sexual orientation - include women in lesson plans, watch language used in classroom and be open to be tlakign about different times of relationships in classrooms. ▯ Sept 26, 2011 Learning Styles - have opportunities for students that use visual, auditory, include diverse assignment structures, hands on work, etc. (Differentiated Instruction) *Ask in school to look at IEPs - have legal responsibility to do everything on IEP IEP have modifications and accommodations. modification - must change curriculum exp
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