Defining and communicating clear learning goals is fundamental to planning and delivering quality instruction and assessment. With clear learning goals you can design a clear pathway to learning, communicate those goals effectively to your students, and plan meaningful formative assessments. Communicating Learning Expectations provides a logical, step-by-step model for analyzing standards to define exactly what students should know and be able to do as a result of instruction.
By learning how to develop standards-driven Lesson Essential Questions that engage your students in higher order thinking while providing them a clear learning target. Explore ways to maximize student learn throughout a lesson using Lesson Essential Questions as Advance Organizers to communicate learning goals, as anchors to the learning goals, and as assessment tools to determine if learning goals have been met.