(30 ISBE Clock 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.

  • Total Price: $145
  • Credit Type: ISBE Clock Hours

  • Credits: 30 ISBE Clock Hours

  • 6 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course


  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • 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

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

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?

Great course!

Well organized course, clearly presented, with tons of useful information. I will definitely start to use these strategies in my lesson planning. Highly recommend!

-English II Teacher

 30 ISBE Clock Hours

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 30 ISBE clock hours, including a signed ISBE certificate.

Continuing Education hours through Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) are offered as ISBE clock hours and indicated as continuing education clock hours on a University provided certificate. Although offered in partnership with NEIU, they do not result in graduate- level or academic credit and cannot be used toward a degree program. These courses are primarily intended for recertification or re-licensure and continuing education for teachers in the state of Illinois.

Northeastern Illinois University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is recognized as an approved provider of ISBE clock hours by the state of Illinois.

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

Professional Development Course Resources

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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Receive a copy of the course syllabus by submitting the form below. Once submitted, we automatically email you a copy. The syllabus contains detailed and important information on the structure and core content of the course as well as grading.

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  • Register for full access to the course for 1 full year
  • Get started immediately, work at your own pace, and earn 30 ISBE clock hours once complete
  • Once your course is complete you will receive a completed ISBE certificate from NEIU
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