PDI-6: Conceptual Flow: Bridging the Gap between Standards, Instructional Materials and Student Learning
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Conference Room 12, Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
Recommended Pathway Sessions
Provider: WestEd, San Francisco, California
Framing Questions / Outcomes
- How are instructional materials organized?
- To what extent are instructional materials designed to maximize student learning?
- How are instructional materials aligned to the framework of the Next Generation Science Standards?
- How might instructional materials be modified to support the Common Core State Standards?
- 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?
Participants will learn a portable process that is sure to become an enduring strategy in their teaching careers. The "conceptual flow" process assists teachers with understanding their instructional materials for the purposes of planning and assessment. The "conceptual flow" is also a collegial process where teachers make decisions with their peers about just what is the important content they want to teacher their students, how to align with standards, how much time to spend on a particular topic, and when to assess student learning. The conceptual flow process helps build a physical "road map" for instruction that teachers can use for daily lesson planning.
Kathy DiRanna describes this session:
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