This is a quick link to Policy 3.22 Planning Requirements for Teachers - what is expected for long, medium, and short range plans.
Learn Alberta - resources related to the Alberta Learning Outcomes
Telus2Learn - resources for Alberta teachers
Some Planning Methods:
PRSD Backwards Design Unit Plans and Resources - PRSD username and password required
Includes lesson and unit planning templates, essential questions stems using 6 facets of understanding, GRASPS template, PRSD Schooling by Design Templates, Big Ideas, and cover page templates.
Question Stems for Essential Questions using Curricular Verbs (Stage 1 Planning support document)
Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
Educators from kindergarten through college can get everything they need—guidelines, stages, templates, and tips—to start designing lessons, units, and courses that lead to improved student performance. This concept can be applied to the whole school system using this resource from the same authors Schooling by Design: Mission, Action, and Achievement ASCD 2007.
This website provides further study with the experts on developing Understanding by Design, a Curriculum Framer tool, and an area of the site called "Big Ideas" in which you will find blogs, answers to your questions, resources, and events.
Carol Ann Tomlinson and Jay McTighe 2013
Connecting content and kids in meaningful ways is what teachers strive to do every day. Together, Understanding by Design (UbD) and Differentiating Instruction (DI) help educators meet that goal by providing structures, tools, and guidance for developing curriculum and instruction that bring to students the best of what we know about effective teaching and learning.
Understanding by Design - PRSD collection of presentations, units, and resources.
Universal Design for Learning - PRSD collection of resources, tools, and supports.
Alberta Assessment Consortia www.aac.ab.ca Many assessment resources here correlated to the Alberta Education Programs of Study. Look for Performance Tasks created by teams of Alberta Teachers and curriculum experts.
This site provides the best research and meta-analyses in the areas of reading, mathematics, science, English Language learning and more. A particularly good site for high school instruction along with many resources for early learning and struggling learners as well.
Well worth setting up a free sign in! Search by subject area under Learn for videos and more.
Over 37,000 free tutorials designed to appeal to all kinds of learning styles, free teacher tools and technology to transform your classroom into an amazing educational space. You can get Flipped Classroom certification and IPad Prepared Classroom certification here under Professional Development links.
Your direct link to the online reference centre on the LearnAlberta website.
Skill Spirals, Do-Your-Own Tasks, and More (Free Resources)
One of Edutopia's many offerings, this article links you to New York's School of the Future assessment plans, tools and other resources to help you implement "authentic" assessment today.
Timeline Creator (Web-based Tool)
Offers examples of timelines and an opportunity to create a timeline online. The timelines are part of the community of timelines. If you are a user of iPad or other tablets, these products have numerous Apps (Applications) for this for free as well.
Stopclockers - Timesavers for Teachers (Wikispaces Community of Learners)
How many times have you heard it said that you wished there was another hour in the day or that you could just slow things down for a moment to get things done? We all want to work smarter, not harder - right?This wiki is dedicated to just that - you are asked to share the things that make life go more smoothly for you - things that speed up your planning, links to great sites that make teaching easier for you, and anything that helps us all work smarter together...
This course uncovers What is UbD? Why UbD? an indepth look at Stages 1, 2, and 3, self-assessing your unit and resources for reading, writing, and math. 1 year of access includes audio overviews of the topics, video commentary by Grant Wiggins, articles, text resources, MS Power Point presentations, downloadable exercises, self tests of key concepts with immediate feedback, and access to a journal, blogging space, and a group discussion board.
One year of access includes audio overviews of the topics, video commentary by Grant Wiggins, articles, text resources, power point presentations, downloadable exercises, self tests of key concepts with immediate feedback, and access to a journal, blogging space, and a group discussion board.
Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, and Jane E. Pollock - Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) 2001
Marzano and colleagues consistently deliver the very best research-based practices to inform our practice. Select the title link for Canadian offerings of the book. Select the ASCD link for a preview of the book from the ASCD site along with a very helpful study guide.
(Book) Douglas B. Reeves Advanced Learning Press 2001
Reeves' work will help schools "concentrate" their instruction by analyzing the priority to be placed on standards.
Larry Ainsworth Advanced Learning Press 2003
As the title implies, and like Reeves' book, this tome will help schools "concentrate" their instruction by analyzing the priority to be placed on standards.