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WRITING LEARNING OUTCOMES
What do you want the students to be able to do?
Crafting Learning Outcomes
Who is your audience?
What will they do or
know as a result of the
instruction / training /
What is the desired end
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Figure out who you’re
writing the outcome for
Focus on student
Look at the process, not
just the product
Choose transferable skills
Align with institutional
Don’t use jargon!
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The _________ will be able to ...
Action Phrase + In order to + Impact Statement
= An Assessable Outcome
What to students need to know to do this well?
What do you need to show them?
Let the learning outcomes
guide your content
Consult the ACRL Information
Literacy Standards or others
What else is at your disposal?
videos or podcasts
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What actions will help you achieve your outcomes?
Background knowledge probe
provides students with opportunity to put session into
students are given the chance to lead discussion or
engages students in individual,
small, and large group
students are grouped together
based on experience levels
Check for understanding
What questions do
What would you do
Tell me more about
that . . .
How would you
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What data or information is needed &
how will it be collected?
Questions to Ask
How will I create an environment where
students are most likely to learn based on
the learning outcomes?
How will students demonstrate learning?
What evidence of learning is available?
(We’ll talk more about this after the break!)
Madeline Hunter Template
Anticipatory Set (what will set the
Checking for Understanding
Understanding by Design (UbD)
What do you want students
to learn? (outcomes)
How will you know if they’ve
learned it? (assessment)
What activities will help
them learn and, at the same
time, provide assessment
data? (teaching method)
Wiggins, G. & McTighe, J. (1998). Understanding by Design. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. (p. 15)
UbD Lesson Plan Template
Stage 1: Desired Results
Understandings / misconceptions
Stage 2: Assessment Evidence
What authentic performance tasks will students demonstrate?
By what criteria will performances be judged?
How will students reﬂect upon and self asses their learning?
Stage 3: Learning Plan
What learning experiences and instruction will enable students to achieve the desired results?
Library Workshop Lesson Plan (Oakleaf)
Outcomes to be taught & assessed
How will you know the outcomes are
learning that transfers to life
transferable learning skills
Short term and long term
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How will you capture their interest?
“Big idea” conceptual questions to focus students
Questions and activities to solicit student explanations
How will students develop understanding of the concepts and apply
How will students demonstrate they have achieved the learning