ERIC Number: EJ1042120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Setting Clear Learning Targets to Guide Instruction for All Students
Konrad, Moira; Keesey, Susan; Ressa, Virginia A.; Alexeeff, Maggie; Chan, Paula E.; Peters, Mary T.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v50 n2 p76-85 Nov 2014
As more states adopt the Common Core State Standards, teachers face new challenges. Teachers must unpack these standards and develop explicit learning targets to make these rigorous standards accessible to their students. This task can be especially challenging for special educators who must balance standards-based education with individualized instruction. This paper describes the value of clarifying learning targets, defines different types of targets, and provides strategies and resources to assist practitioners in unpacking standards to develop learning targets. In addition, the authors suggest how the standards can be used to drive individualized education program planning to maximize learning for students with disabilities and increase the likelihood of student success.
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Behavioral Objectives, Guidelines, State Standards, Special Education Teachers, Program Descriptions, Special Needs Students, Learning Modules, Educational Resources, Electronic Libraries, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Writing Strategies, Teaching Methods
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