ERIC Number: ED456115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
Weaving Standards into Learning.
Busick, Kathy; Mann, Monica
This guide provides practical support for teachers as they tackle the challenges of planning and implementing lessons, units, and assessments that energize student learning and progress toward standards. Section 1, "Gathering Materials," provides the basic materials for approaching standards-based learning (definitions of key terms, grade-cluster benchmarks, and performance standards). It also examines the rationale and purpose of standards-based learning. Section 2, "Learning To Weave with Standards: How to Build Standards-Based Learning Experiences with Embedded Assessments," presents a way of understanding what specific standards really mean through five steps (with examples) for building standards-based lessons. Section 3, "Creating a Strong and Beautiful Basket: Building Standards-Based Units with Connected Learning Experiences and Assessments," provides a process for planning units that align standards, instruction, assessment, and recording and reporting progress toward achievement of standards. There are examples from a variety of grade levels, subject areas, and places throughout the Pacific region. Section 4, "Resources for Strengthening the Weave," provides worksheets for lessons and a planning form for creating units. There are also tips and considerations, reminders, and pointers to unit-building resources. (Contains 13 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.