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Writing Effective Learning Objectives

Course Number:

MT175

PD Hours:

12 Hours

Credit Type:

Clock Hours, CPEs, CTLEs, Act48 Credits, Others

Content Areas:

Lesson & Curriculum Planning, Teaching Strategies

Course Description:

(12 Hours) Lesson planning can be one of the most stressful aspects of an educator’s job – but it doesn’t have to be. This training is the first in a series of three that will go through the three stages of planning using the Backwards Design Method. The first stage in this process is knowing how to write effective Learning Objectives that will provide clarity for both ourselves and our students. This training introduces Learning Objectives and gives step-by-step instructions on how to write highly effective Learning Objectives for your students.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn How to Plan Using the Backwards Design Method- An Ideal Method For Aligning Lessons to a Learning Objective

  • Learn How to Plan & Write Effective Learning Objectives Using Bloom’s Taxonomy, Unpacked Standards, & More

  • Learn The Key Parts of a Learning Objective and How to Unpack Standards to Drive More Effective Lesson Planning

Resources Included

Course includes 6 high-quality tools, templates, & student resources.

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Course Sections What You Will Learn

This training is the first in a series of three that will go through the three stages of planning using the Backwards Design Method. The first stage in this process is knowing how to write effective Learning Objectives that will provide clarity for both ourselves and our students. This training introduces Learning Objectives and gives step-by-step instructions on how to write highly effective Learning Objectives for your students.

You Will Learn:

  • The three components that make up an effective learning objective
  • How to “unpack” and analyze a state standard to ensure we know exactly what students need to know or be able to do
  • How to use Bloom’s Taxonomy and the knowledge and cognitive levels to create more balanced instruction

Course Guiding Questions Course Guiding Question:

How do I write effective learning objectives that will not only provide a clear purpose for my students to focus their learning efforts but will also help me align my assessment items with my instructional strategies?


Credits Professional Development Credits

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 12 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs).

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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.

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Approval Information About This Course for Teaching License Renewal & Continuing Education

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.

This course is Pre-Approved in the following states for License Renewal and Continuing education:

  • Texas – CPE’s, TEA-Approved
  • New York CTLE’s – NYSED-Approved
  • Pennsylvania DOE – ACT 48-Approved
  • Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) – Approved
  • Nevada DOE
  • Tennessee
  • Other States As Well

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Course Sections Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – Overview of Effective Learning Objectives

Section 2 – The Parts of a Learning Objective

  • The Behavior
  • The Condition
  • The Criterion

Section 3 – How to Write a Learning Objective

Section 4 – Using a Taxonomy Table

Section 5 – Writing Your Own Learning Objectives


Resources Included Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course

The course comes with 6 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!

These Include:

  • Reference Guide
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Learning Objectives Template
  • Objective Checklist
  • Taxonomy Table
  • Unpacking The Standards Template

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