Backwards Design

Course Bundle Pack

$89  |  3 Courses  |  54 Total PD Hours

Register Receive Access to Three Professional Development Courses Covering the 3 Steps of the Backwards Design Strategy

  • Writing Effective Learning Objectives
  • Choosing the Right Assessments for Your Students
  • Planning for Instructional Strategies & Learning Activities
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Learn the Essentials of the Backwards Design Process

Backwards Design is a curriculum planning strategy that begins with choosing an objective and assessment strategy before planning any lessons or instructional activities.  The Backwards Design strategy helps teachers to be more intentional and focused on the goals of their instruction and overall, helps to improve student outcomes.  In this course bundle package, we include three professional development courses for each of the three steps of Backwards Design.  After completing this curriculum, teachers will have all the strategies and tools they need to implement Backwards Design in their own classroom.

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Courses Included in the Bundle Pack:

Writing Effective Learning Objectives

This training introduces Learning Objectives and gives step-by-step instructions on how to write highly effective Learning Objectives for your students.

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Choosing the Right Assessments for Your Students

This training is the second in a series of three that will go through the three stages of planning using the backwards design method. In this course we will be looking at the second stage of this process -assessments, with a focus on helping teachers choose the right assessments for their students.

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Planning for Instructional Strategies & Learning Activities

In this course, participants will learn the importance of aligning your instructional strategies and activities with your learning objectives and plans for assessments. The course will cover the five main instructional strategies, as well as how to choose the most effective strategies and activities that benefit all types of learners.

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High-Quality Virtual Presentations

Our high-quality lessons are presented by your instructor in a virtual learning environment that is designed to mirror live, on-campus workshops. Choose to watch or read all lessons at any time and take advantage of our high-quality resources provided for immediate implementation of your new skills.

Access Your Courses Anytime, Anywhere

Courses are accessible to you at any time and are accessible on any computer, tablet, or smart phone. After registration, you will have access to all course lessons, templates, & assignments for one year. Take your courses at your own pace.  Pause any time and continue where you left off.  You will receive instructor feedback at each step of the course as you progress through the curriculum at your own convenience.


Live Feedback & Communication

Our courses are designed to simulate live instruction. Throughout the course, you will receive feedback from your instructor within 24- 48 hours of your submissions as you proceed through lessons and activities. If you have a question, reach out to your instructor through our built-in messaging system or directly by email or phone.


Each course comes with a variety of resources, tools, organizers, and templates designed to aid in implementation of new strategies immediately in the classroom. These include:

  • Graphic Organizer to be Used with Students
  • Trackers (Mastery, Behavior, & Documentation)
  • Checklists & Tools to Aid in Planning
  • Lesson Plan Templates (With Exemplar Examples)
  • Strategy Guides & Concept Summary Tools
  • Implementation Rubrics to Aid in Course Implementation of Key Topics
  • And More!

Professional Development Credits:

At the conclusion of each course, you will receive a certificate for your earned Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs, CEUs).

Model Teaching Professional Development Courses are pre-approved in many states and we provide easy approval forms to submit to your license granting authority if required.

If you are a teacher seeking license renewal and wish to verify acceptance of our Professional Development Courses, please view our PD STATE REQUIREMENTS PAGE to learn more about your state’s requirements.

Also, consider taking our UNIVERSITY-PARTNERED, ACADEMIC CREDIT COURSES to earn regionally-accredited units or credits, accepted by most states for teacher re-licensing and salary advancement.