Lesson Plans and Curriculum Information
Here are some resources with Lesson Plans:
To learn more about the Common Core and to see it 'in action,' please select one of the videos below that best reflects the grade level you currently teach:
- Common Core State Standards: Elementary School
- Common Core State Standards: Middle School
- Common Core State Standards: High School
Understanding by Design & Its Correlation to CCSS
This progression resembles the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework for lesson preparation first advocated by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins in their 1998 book of the same name. The UbD framework can be described as backward planning and is broken down into three main stages: (1) Desired Results, (2) Evidence, and (3) Learning Plan. The purpose of UbD is to purposefully design curriculum so that students acquire knowledge by creating and then ensuring that assessments and lessons meet targeted learning goals. The term 'essential question' is a large component of UbD, and it is similar to the CCSS anchor standards/domains because both strive to master a "big idea" that allows for investigation and exploration. Learning is not done by chance or by accident; teachers create authentic experiences where all students have the opportunity to learn. The following video is an overview of the UbD framework:
Now that you have some background knowledge in both the components of the Common Core State Standards and Understanding by Design, we must decide the ways that we collect resources in order to design lessons that integrate the CCSS.
Digital curation describes a process of making saved resources accessible from anywhere. Four major actions can be considered when thinking about digital curation.