Effectiveness in Content Delivery (1)

Effectiveness in Content Delivery (1) - Effectiveness In...

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Effectiveness In Content Delivery : The purpose of this unit is to provide information needed to effectively deliver content through the utilization of appropriate checking for understanding, questioning, context setting, and effective direction techniques. Objectives : Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. Describe checking for understanding, questioning, context setting, and effective directions; 2. List the components of checking for understanding, questioning, context setting, and effective directions; 3. Employ checking for understanding, questioning, context setting, and effective directions techniques in a lesson; and 4. Evaluate others’ use of checking for understanding, questioning, context setting, and effective direction techniques. I. Checking for Understanding : Definition: Techniques employed to immediately and efficiently asses students’ level of understanding of concepts taught. Why do we check for understanding? o Allows for monitoring and adjusting o Maintains student engagement o Ensures efficiency and focus in the classroom Keep the following in mind: o Plan for checking for understanding in your lesson plan. That’s right, write it out! o Do simple yes/no questions work? – Nope! o The use of multiple checking for understanding techniques prevents student burn-out. Sample Techniques: o Distribute index cards and ask students to write: Based on our study of (topic), list a big idea that you understand and write a brief summary of it. [Front] Identify something about (topic) that you do not fully understand and word it as a question. [Back] On a piece of paper write one question about what we just did. Journaling or writing a brief summary/paraphrasing. Lesson Re-write: Have students partner and re-write all or a portion of a lesson without the use of notes or other materials. One-Minute Paper Which part of the lesson would you hate to be tested over right now? o Ask students to display a designated hand signal to indicate their understanding of a specific concept, principle or process. I understand __________ and can explain it (thumbs up). I do not yet understand __________ (thumbs down). I’m not completely sure about __________ (wave hand) Indicate by a show of fingers how well you understand ________. Five fingers means that you have a complex understanding of and can synthesize and analyze See the Teacher Plan for activities related to this lesson.
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relevant concepts. One finger means that you are totally unfamiliar with the concept. Two through four represent varying degrees of understanding. “If you understand, do something fun/silly/physical”
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