Plan Learning Experiences and Instruction
Sequence of Learning Experiences and Instruction
What enduring understandings are desired?
Teaching is a responsibility, not just a job.
What essential questions will guide this
unit and focus your teaching and intern learning?
Why teach? What does it mean to be a teacher?
What are your responsibilities as a teacher?
As an educator, what are your ethical and legal boundaries?
As an educator, why reflect?
What does it mean to be a professional educator?
What key knowledge and skills will the interns acquire as a result of this
Interns will know:
the importance of developing a personal educational philosophy
the value of the teaching profession
the importance of families involvement in their children's education
appropriate ways for working and communicating effectively with families in
the importance of participating in professional development activities to
enhance content knowledge and pedagogical skill
the values in participating in school activities
the legal requirements and ethic guidelines for educators
policies and procedures in compliance with Code of Standards of Practice for
the importance of using reflection and ongoing self assessment to enhance
the roles and responsibilities of specialists and other professionals at the
building, district and regional level
available educator support systems
characteristics, goals and procedures associated with teacher appraisal
the value in maintaining an expanded view o the teaching profession
Interns will be able to:
develop an educational philosophy
align professional practices to stated philosophy
apply procedures for conducting effective parent-teacher conferences
communicate with families on a regular basis to share information about students'
progress and reporting appropriately to families concerns B
engage families in their childrens' education and in various aspects for the
maintain supportive and cooperative relationships with colleagues
assume professional responsibilities and duties outside the classroom, as
used knowledge of legal and ethical guidelines to guide behavior in education-related
engage in collaborative decision making, problem solving ad reflection to
support students' learning and well-being
work productively with supervisors and mentors to address issues and enhance
participate in sharing ideas and expertise with other professionals
use evidence to self-assess to identify strengths, challenges and potential
problems and improve teaching performance
articulate the different between serving as a teacher and a professional educator
Adapted from Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, Understanding
by Design Handbook, Worksheet 3.2,
p. 62. Copyright 1999 ASCD. All rights reserved. Used with permission.