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Describe the purpose of a learning standard (referred to as a goal in Chapter 1) and the critical components of a learning objective.
How would you differentiate between the two if attempting to explain it to somebody else?
What is the relationship between formative assessments during instruction and the standards and objectives of that lesson?
Take the challenge Karen Lea presents in her blog article Meaningful Connections: Objectives and Standards. Select a grade level standard and design two learning objectives AND a way to assess students FOR learning for each objective. Be sure to use the criteria for writing high-quality objectives as discussed in your assigned reading and videos.
Guided Response: Respond to at least one classmate with objectives and assessment ideas in the same grade range you chose (Pre-K-2nd, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and other) and one with objectives and assessment ideas in a completely different grade range.
Are their objectives clear and measurable?
Do they identify specifically, what the STUDENT will be doing and how?
Are they aligned (related) to the given standard?
It is important to remember professionalism in your feedback. You are to give constructive feedback by giving the author a different lens with which to view their original ideas. Therefore, provide them with a specific suggestion for making their objective and/or assessment more complex according to Bloom’s Taxonomy
Note: Before the last day of the week, you are expected to provide a secondary response to any comments or questions your instructor may have provided. This is part of the grading criteria as a demonstration of critical thinking.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your discussion.
Part A:
Describe the purpose of a learning standard is to indicate what the students should know, what they should be able to do. This sets the tone for what, how the teacher will adjust and prepares the student lesson. The goal is to meet the need of every student.
The components of a learning objective are the most specific intended outcomes of instructional activities. This tells the teacher what needs to be taught, what needs to be assessed, and how it will be assessed.
How would you differentiate between the two if attempting to explain it to somebody else?
I would differentiate the two by describing the learning standard as something that is put in place to help teachers as well as parents know what the student needs to know or what they should know about a particular topic. While on the other hand, the critical components of a learning objective is used for a teacher to determine how they will go about teaching the students. In other words, it’s specific to what the teacher and student aim to achieve.
What is the relationship between formative assessments during instruction and the standards and objectives of that lesson?
When it comes to formative assessment it can consists of ongoing strategies such as questions, quizzes, and observation of student performances and product (Lefrançois, G. R., 2013). Teachers normally use these strategies during assessment just to determine if the students fully understand the lesson.
Formative assessment focuses on achieving goals rather than determine if a goal was or was not met, and one ways it do so is by helping to clarify learning goals and standards for both teachers and students. So they are all related because in order for a teacher to give a formative assessment the teacher and the students must first know the standards and the objectives of the lesson up front. Once the standards and objectives are established then the teacher and the student will know what is expected of each of them and what goals they have established to meet.
Part B:
Take the challenge Karen Lea presents in her blog article Meaningful Connections: Objectives and Standards. Select a grade level standard and design two learning objectives AND a way to assess students FOR learning for each objective. Be sure to use the criteria for writing high-quality objectives as discussed in your assigned reading and videos.
Grade 2:
Standard: Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and cubes.
Learning Objective:
Draw shapes such as triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes and identify the number of angles and equal faces. Once they have drawn the shapes they will use the shapes to create a picture of their own.
Learning Objective:
Create a game. The game is more of a competition between the students. The directions is to draw a certain shape by giving the number of sides or faces it has on the diagram, when finished, the students will show & share their photos with the class that they created. The game is for the students to display and choose the best drawing according to the directions. Their will be no losers. Everyone that complete the drawing will be rewarded with an extra fifteen minutes of computer lab.
Reference:
Lea, K. (2013). Meaningful connections: Objectives and standards. Edutopia. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/meaningful-connections-objectives-and-standards-karen-lea.com