PDI-6: Conceptual Flow: Bridging the Gap between Standards,
Instructional Materials, and Student Learning
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Room 102, JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel
Recommended Pathway Sessions
Presented by WestEd, San Francisco, CA
- To what extent are instructional materials designed to maximize student learning?
- How can instructional materials be modified for better instructional and assessment practices?
- What criteria should you use to select instructional materials? What should you look for while visiting the publishers in the exhibit hall?
With limited professional development opportunities, teachers have only their textbooks as guides to instruction. How instructional materials are designed has a tremendous impact on how teachers teach. Teachers need to identify the instructional and assessment design in their materials, and know how to enhance or adjust to maximize student learning. In this hands-on session, we explore how instructional materials can be analyzed for their instructional design (or lack there of); coherence of activities to build student understanding; and usefulness of assessments to measure student understanding. This session will help educators understand the instructional and assessment design in instructional materials. Attendees will leave the session knowing how to modify, enhance, or adjust instructional materials to maximize student learning.
Kathy DiRanna describes this session:
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