Planning Backwards

MCAD Teaching Artists use a Planning Backwards lesson plan model that focuses on designing curriculum by setting goals before choosing instructional methods and forms of assessment.  Backward design of curriculum typically involves three stages: identify the results desired (big ideas, essential questions and skills), determine levels of evidence that support that the desired outcomes ( assessments) and designing actives that will result in those outcomes ( learning events).

Find Planning Backwards lesson plans with examples of student work from MCAD Teaching Artists in the links below from our work with our partners across disciplines and organizations. Please enjoy and use the content.

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