Backwards Design and Planning
In this episode we look at planning in the language classroom. Whether it is for an entire year, a particular unit or even an individual lesson, backwards design and planning is quite effective. It also helps to ensure that we are focusing on all of the modes and that our ultimate goals are for students to do something with the target language vocabulary, structures and themes that they are learning. It’s all about planning ahead to plan backwards.
Backwards design planning and execution happens in three phases or stages.
- Identify Desired Results
- Determine Acceptable Evidence
- Plan the Learning Experience and Instruction
References in this episode:
- ACTFL Core Practices Blog Post
- Backwards Design Blog Post with Planning Template
- ACTFL Proficiency Levels Blog Post