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20201016T1350 20201016T1450 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh Applying Backward Curriculum Design to Revise Lessons, Units, and Courses

Backward design is a process for developing curriculum that begins with identifying learning outcomes, before working "backward" to determine appropriate assessments and finally to select content and plan instruction (Wiggins & McTighe, 2005). Using carefully articulated outcomes to drive instruction, rather than textbooks, activities, or methodology places the emphasis on learning rather than teaching, which in turns helps students acquire transferable skills and understandings. Important features of backward design are highlighted, such as the difference between knowing and understanding, along with ways to use essential questions to create engaging, inquiry-based curriculum. After the three stages in the process are presented alongside an authentic example unit, participants begin to apply backward design principles to revise a single lesson or teaching unit. In the workshop, we practice writing measurable student learning outcomes and designing reliable and accurate ways of assessing students' learning. The scalable framework provided by backward design applies to all teaching contexts and can assist with all levels of curricular revision. Participants leave with the tools necessary to redesign single lessons, units, courses, or entire programs.

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Backward design is a process for developing curriculum that begins with identifying learning outcomes, before working "backward" to determine appropriate assessments and finally to select content and plan instruction (Wiggins & McTighe, 2005). Using carefully articulated outcomes to drive instruction, rather than textbooks, activities, or methodology places the emphasis on learning rather than teaching, which in turns helps students acquire transferable skills and understandings. Important features of backward design are highlighted, such as the difference between knowing and understanding, along with ways to use essential questions to create engaging, inquiry-based curriculum. After the three stages in the process are presented alongside an authentic example unit, participants begin to apply backward design principles to revise a single lesson or teaching unit. In the workshop, we practice writing measurable student learning outcomes and designing reliable and accurate ways of assessing students' learning. The scalable framework provided by backward design applies to all teaching contexts and can assist with all levels of curricular revision. Participants leave with the tools necessary to redesign single lessons, units, courses, or entire programs.

Virtual English Language Fellow
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Regional English Language Office, U.S. Mission in Vietnam
Lecturer
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University of Languages and International Studies, VNU Hanoi
Lecturer
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University of Foreign Language Studies - The University of Danang
Academic and Training Manager
,
Sovannaphumi School
Regional English Language Officer
,
U.S. Department of State
Specialist
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Secondary Education
Academic Supervisor - Education
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University of San Agustin
Teacher
,
University of Languages and International Studies, VNU Hanoi
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