•Capstone Big Idea
•Project Based Units
•Mastery Learning Goals
•Evidences of Mastery
•Description of Assessment
•Sequencing of Instruction
PHASE 2: OPERATIONALIZING BIG IDEAS
What Essential Questions/ Critical Problem encourages students to uncover/probe deeper into knowledge in all six disciplines?
How do we engage our students around the concept of ______________?
• Have no simple “right” answer; they are meant to be argued
• Are designed to provoke and sustain inquiry, while focusing learning and final performances
• Often address the conceptual or philosophical foundations of a discipline
• Raise other important questions
• Naturally and appropriately recur
• Simulate vital, ongoing rethinking of big ideas, assumptions and prior lessons
List of Learning Goals
List of what we want students to understand
Levels of inquiry and differentiation
MASTERY LEARNING GOALS
The identified capstone benchmarks have been operationalized as capstone mastery learning goals that describe clearly the expected student performance aligned to the benchmarks. These Mastery Learning Goals will be plugged into project rubrics.
Learning Goals = What does it look like when students demonstrate mastery of the benchmarks?
Benchmarks: are the specific skill sets and proficiency levels that a student must meet in order to successfully earn a credit in subject. Each subject has a different number of benchmarks and students must master all benchmarks to earn their credit and advance to the next level.
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