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Teaching For Understanding

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Slides from professional development workshop presented at ICS, Caracas.

Slides from professional development workshop presented at ICS, Caracas.

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  • 1. Teaching Have you heard about the boy that taught his dog to talk? What is teaching? What is learning?
  • 2. Coverage vs Uncoverage Uncoverage • Making sense of teaching • Interacting with insights and knowledge through well designed experiences Coverage • Sharing insights and knowledge
  • 3. Which strategies uncover? The best teachers: 1. 2. 3. 4.
  • 4. Marzano’s Research Advance Organizers Identifying Building Similarities & Vocabulary Differences Effective Teaching Summarizing Graphic & Note Organizers Taking Chunking Information
  • 5. Use Advance Organizers to Preview Content Talk with a partner and come up with 3 reasons.
  • 6. Building Vocabulary Understanding – Verb – To understand a topic or subject is to be able to use knowledge and skill wisely and effectively Noun – An understanding is the successful result of trying to understand Understanding is more than just regurgitating information mindlessly. It involves a depth of insight and familiarity that allows a person to use it for authentic purposes. Explain what understanding is to your neighbor in your own words.
  • 7. Summarizing & Note taking Priming: Look for how this relates to the Big Ideas and Essential Questions of UbD • Idea – Big picture Big Idea / purpose/direction Essential • EQ – Provoke interest /inquiry Questions • Reflects purpose • Personally relate in Main Idea multiple facets
  • 8. Summarizing - Chunking Face Off Read Steps 1-7 for Teaching Students to Think Critically Primer: Look for practical ways you could integrate these into your teaching? 3-2-1- Summarize! What 3 things are you already doing some of in your teaching? 3-2-1- Summarize! Identify 2 areas (skills) that your students may be struggling with. 3-2-1- Summarize! Explain how you are going to implement 1 of these strategies in your class on Monday.
  • 9. Read Distinguishing characteristics of understandings excerpt from Understanding by Design. Save the last quote! Index Card Side A - Quote “The understanding will need to be uncovered, because it is abstract and not immediately obvious” (p.127). Index Card Side B - Response An enduring understanding can not be transferred through a statement or an explanation. I need to design learning experiences that uncover the understanding. In the example of understandings related to effective stories I may begin with having students think about their favorite stories and reflecting on what makes them captivating. We can build a word web then have students write a response explaining what elements of stories really capture their interest. In this we will uncover some of the understandings related to effective stories.