Definition: Introduction that lays out the organizational framework for the upcoming material.
Example: A concept map
Definition: Information is presented in same form students are expected to learn it.
Example: Terms are used in a sentence in a short story. After reading the story, students are asked to write a sentences that use the terms.
Definition: Questions lower on Bloom’s Taxonomy that require simple regurgitation of information. These questions are typically fact-based, closed, direct, recall-related and questions that measure knowledge.
Example: Who is the President of the United States of America?
Definition: Questions which demand that the student manipulate bits of info previously learned to create and support an answer with logically reasoned evidence. This sort of question is usually open-ended, interpretive, evaluative, inquiry-based, inferential and synthesis-based.
Example: Is Democracy the best form of Government?
Definition: Students teaching students.
Example: Have a student explain to their classmate how they solved a homework problem that the classmate did not understand.
Definition: Approach to instruction in which the teacher is largely in control of the content and course of the lesson. Example: Ask a lot of questions.
Definition: Approach to instruction in which students have considerable say in the issues they address and how to address them. Example: Have students discuss issues that lend themselves to multiple perspectives, explanations, or approaches.
Definition: Teacher first determines the desired end result and then identifies appropriate assessments and instructional strategies. Examples: If the objective for the unit is addition and knowledge of number facts the teacher will use drill and practice and then used a timed assessment.
Definition: Process of identifying the specific knowledge, behaviors, or cognitive processes necessary to master a particular subject area or skill. Example: Behavioral analysis, subject matter analysis or information processing analysis.
Definition: Instruction provided via computer technology. Example: Kahn Academy videos
Definition: Appraoch to instruction in which students learn one topic thoroughly before moving to a subsequent one. Example: Students learn to read and write the alphabet before reading a book.
Definition: Approach to instruction in which students work with a small group of peers to achieve a common goal and help one another learn. Example: Peer Tutoring
Definition: Knowledge and skills that help a learner find, use, evaluate, organize, and present information about a particular topic. Example: Teach students to brainstorm all possible sources and evaluate those sources to choose the best option.
Definition: Collection of multimedia, computer-based instructional materials that students can examine in a sequence of their own choosing. Example: Wikipedia
Definition: Approach to instruction in which one student provides instruction to help another student master a classroom topic. Example: Have one student who understood the homework explain how to solve a difficult problem to their classmate.
Definition: Activity that promotes learning and development through participation in a meaningful community service project. Example: Have students measure the level of toxicity in a nearby lake.
Definition: Practice of individualizing instructional methods, content and goals to align with each student’s existing knowledge, skills, and needs. Example: Combine several instructional approaches into a single lesson like peer tutoring, class discussion, teacher questions and computer-based instruction.
Definition: Desired long-term outcome of instruction. Example: Have students pass the state standardized test.
Definition: Desired outcome of a lesson or unit. Example: Add and subtract fractions with common denominators.
Definition: General statements regarding the knowledge and skills that students should gain and the characteristics that their accomplishments should reflect. Example: Respond to who, what, when, where, why, and how questions and discuss the main idea of what is read.
Definition: Taxonomy of six cognitive processes, varying in complexity, that lessons might be designed to foster. Example: Remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate and create.