Writing Effective Learning Objectives

(8 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.

ONLINE COURSE DETAILS

  • Price: $30.00
  • Credit Type: Professional Development
  • Credits: 8 PD Hours
  • 6 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course
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Learn How to Plan Using the Backwards Design Method- An Ideal Method For Aligning Lessons to a Learning Objective

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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

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What You Will Learn In This Course:

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.

  • 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 Question:

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

Professional Development Credits:

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 8 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs, CEUs).

Model Teaching and Action Potential Learning Professional Development Courses are pre-approved in the following states:

  • Texas: TEA CPE# 902-391, under parent company Action Potential Learning, LLC
  • Montana: Office of Public Instruction (OPI) approved.

If you are a teacher in a different state and wish to use our Professional Development Courses for teacher license renewal, 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.

 

Natalie Brown, Instructor

Education:
M.S. Education
Concordia University
B.S. Education
University of North Texas

Experience & Credentials:
Over 18 Years of Teaching Experience
GT, Board Certified, Principal Certification (Texas)
STATE CERTIFIED TEACHER

Course Sections:

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
Section 6 – Putting It All Together
Section 7 – Applying What You Have Learned Applying What You Have Learned

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

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.

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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.

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