Strategic Lesson Planning and Aligning Standards, Curriculum and Assessment P13-91-F09
(Strategic Lesson Planning and Aligning Standards, Curriculum and Assessment P13-91-F09)

This online course includes the process of planning, incorporating standards into the curriculum, and designing appropriate assessment tools. Planning is absolutely essential to the smooth operation of a classroom. Teachers need to set goals for themselves and their students, but should also be prepared to adjust those goals as they come to understand the needs and abilities of their individual students. Teachers will identify the importance of advanced planning, learn to set achievable goals, and identify resources to implement their plans. In order to align curriculum, assessment, and instruction, teachers will be looking at the big picture and finding the over-riding ideas set forth by their regions’ standards. By thinking about the end result and imagining various levels of proficiency, teachers will begin to define their instructional goals.