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Backwards design approach with authentic materials

Hi, everyone.

Long time no see!

Let’s get down to business. I’ve created a backwards designed lesson plan based on two You Tube videos ( “How to make Mc Donald’s chips…sounds ambitious, right?) to teach my fifteen-year-old private student.

The backwards design approach lies in the assessment framework. So, we plan the assessment first, then plan only lessons that will contribute to student success on that assessment. For me, that makes total sense.

The steps are:

Step 1: Identify what students should know and be able to do by the end of the learning cycle.

Step 2: Create an assessment to measure that learning.

Step 3: Plan a sequence of lessons that will prepare students to successfully complete the assessment.

Source: https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/backward-design-basics/

My student seemed engaged and interested in the lesson – I asked for some feedback so he wrote:

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You can access the lesson here: How to make Mc Donald’s chips LP (2)


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