Hawker Brownlow Education

Learning Targets: Helping Students Aim for Understanding in Today's Lesson

Author: Connie Moss, Susan Brookhart

Availability: In Stock

Code: 112002

ISBN: 9781760018856

No of Pages: 226

Publish date: 15/02/2016

Price: $35.95


In Learning Targets, Connie
M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart contend that improving student learning and
achievement happens in the immediacy of an individual lesson – what they call
“today’s lesson” – or it doesn’t happen at all.

The key to making today’s lesson meaningful? Learning targets.
Written from students’ point of view, a learning target describes a
lesson-sized chunk of information and skills that students will come to know
deeply. Each lesson’s learning target connects to the next lesson’s target,
enabling students to master a coherent series of challenges that ultimately
lead to important curricular standards.

Drawing from the author’s extensive research and professional
learning partnerships with classrooms, schools and school regions, this
practical book

  • situates
    learning targets in a theory of action that students, teachers, principals and
    central-office administrators can use to unify their efforts to raise student
    achievement and crate a culture of evidence-based, results-oriented practice

  • provides
    strategies for designing learning targets that promote higher-order thinking
    and foster student goal setting, self-assessment and self-regulation

  • explains
    how to design a strong performance of understanding, an activity that produces
    evidence of students’ progress toward the learning target

  • shows
    how to use learning targets to guide summative assessment and grading.

Learning Targets also includes reproducible planning
forms, a classroom walkthrough guide, a lesson-planning process guide and
guides to teacher and student self-assessment.

What students are actually doing during today’s lessons is both
the source of and the measure for school improvement efforts. By applying the
insights in this book to your own work, you can improve your teaching expertise
and dramatically empower all students as stakeholders in their own learning.