ERIC Number: EJ871670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
An Integration of "Backwards Planning" Unit Design with the "Two-Step" Lesson Planning Framework
Jones, Karrie A.; Vermette, Paul J.; Jones, Jennifer L.
Education, v130 n2 p357-360 Win 2009
Planning engaging and effective lessons for middle and high school learners is one of the fundamental components of successful secondary teaching (Skowron 2001; Butt, 2006). While Wiggins & McTighe (1998) have set forth a framework for "backwards planning" in unit design, this article provides a framework for employing backwards planning in designing individual lessons. By synthesizing the "Two Step" model by Flynn, Mesibov, Vermette & Smith (2004) and the "backwards planning" model by Wiggins & McTighe (1998), this article provides educators with an integrated framework and a case study of backwards lesson planning in action.
Descriptors: High School Students, Middle School Students, Integrated Activities, Cognitive Structures, Learner Engagement, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers, Instructional Development, Educational Objectives, Sequential Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 7; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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