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. This course provides a logical, step-by-step process for analyzing standards to define exactly what students should know and be able to do as a result of instruction. Additionally, you will learn how to develop and use standards-driven Lesson Essential Questions to engage your students in higher order thinking while providing them with clear learning targets. You will explore ways to maximize student learning throughout a lesson using Lesson Essential Questions as Advance Organizers, as anchors to the Learning Goals, and as assessment tools to determine if Learning Goals have been met.