In this part of the session, the participant will complete a post-assessment activity and reflection survey.


The learning objectives associated with this part of the session are:
1. Follow the Unit Plan Development Process to create a quality conceptual unit.
2. Use the Essential Standards to determine which concepts will be apart of a broad unit.
3. Determine an effective conceptual lens that engages students and identifies critical content.
4. Create a content/concept web to create conceptual unit plan.
5. Craft quality generalizations.
6. Develop effective guiding questions that lead students to inductively reach generalizations.
7. Identify the difference between activities and performance tasks.
8. Create learning experiences that lead to meaningful performance tasks.
9. Derive a quality lesson plan from a conceptually-based unit plan.
10. Differentiate between a traditional and a conceptual classroom.
11. Apply the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards in the Social Studies classroom.

Aligned North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards
Standards I - Teachers demonstrate leadership.
Standards V - Teachers reflect on their teaching.

Learning Targets

After this part of the session, participants will be able to do the following statements:
  • I can demonstrate an understanding of the conceptual unit development process.

I. What did you learn?

We covered a great deal of material over these two days. Our penultimate task before we end the fun is determine what we actually learned! Before you arrived this week, you (hopefully) completed a pre-assessment, which we went over. Now, let's see what has stuck with you from these two days! This will help us understand what you may need more help with. Click here to begin the post-assessment.

II. How did it go?

Your final task today, as we wrap up this Fall 2012 Social Studies RESA Conceptual Unit Development training, is to complete the post session survey. As with the post-assessment, this will help us target areas of need and improve this training for the future. Click here to begin the post-session survey.

III. Final Thoughts

On behalf of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, we would like to thank you for participating in this session. We appreciate the time and effort you have invested in creating the next generation of citizens, and look forward to working with you throughout the school year and beyond. Please feel free to contact us at anytime!

Thank you, and good luck. Go Social Studies! Join our listserv!

Digital tools used during the course of this presentation have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing digital environment, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these tools are the exclusive digital tools for the purposes outlined during the presentation.

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