Let's Start Planning With The End In Mind

What is Backwards Planning? Below are 10 websites and resources on the backwards planning process and how to effetively implement them into your curriculum.

 Backwards Planning Takes Thinking Ahead: Does a great job of explaining how planning with the end in mind is effective, but don't take my word for it, head on over there and take a look see.
 Introduction to Backwards Planning- Edvainker did an exceptional job delving into backwards planning covering the following topics:
1.Vacation example
2.Steps to backwards plan
3.Applying backwards planning to lessons
4.Common pitfalls
5.Conclusion and Next steps
 The New Teacher's Guide to Creating Lesson Plans: Here are eight questions to "think aloud" as you prepare lessons. The answers will help you create high-quality, on-target plans with the end in mind.
 Lesson Planning Template - Aligned to Backwards Design and Gradual ...:
This planning template reflects principles of backwards design, as well as facilitates planning for the gradual release of responsibility model. You just have to add a section for ESE/ ELL , etc. and change standards and big ideas to common core standards and concepts.
Backwards Planning Professional Development for 1:1:  identifies learning goals for transfer, understanding, knowledge, and skills, and an overarching essential question that can drive the learning.

 Integrating Digital Literacy into Backward Planning:

 I. Literacy 
III. Digital Literacy 
IV. Backward Planning 
V. Benefits of Backward Planning 
VI. Digital Literacy Helps With Differentiation
VII. What Digital Literacy Should Look Like In A Lesson/Unit Plan
VIII. Advantages and Disadvantages of Digital Literacy Integration



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