On-Demand Systems of Professional Learning – Module 4 – ELA

Module 4: Designing and Aligning Instruction and Assessment
  • Review and extend their knowledge of unit and lesson design with alignment to the Connecticut Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy and the three instructional shifts.
  • Begin to build and examine short model curriculum units
  • Examine and develop learning goals aligned to the CCS-ELA &Literacy
  • Understand the use of key understandings and guiding questions to inform instruction and performance tasks
  • Introduce and practice the use of the Cognitive Rigor Matrix
  • Examine performance tasks and rubrics and develop aligned performance tasks
  • Understand how learning progressions and formative assessment are integrated into lesson design
  • Practice reviewing a unit and conducting a structured conversation around unit design
  • Collaboratively plan for sharing the key components of this module within their school and/or district