Instructional Modules for Professional learning Responding to Opportunities and Valuing Educators (IMPROVE)



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The purpose of this Professional Learning Module (PLM) is to improve teacher understanding of academic standard deconstruction. We created this professional learning module to assist educators in better understanding how to deconstruct standards. In this PLM, you will find information about:

1.The need for deconstruction

2.The deconstruction process

3. Identifying learning Targets

4. Using a graphic organizer

5. Common assessments aligned to standards

We hope that both educators and district-level personnel will find this PLM instrumental in the training process of deconstructing standards. In unpacking, repacking, and organizing standards, teachers will develop a better understanding of what the standards are explicitly stating what isrequired of students academically. The deconstructing process will also give educators the opportunity to create quality assessments for students in improving mastery across content areas.

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Gardner-Webb University


Boiling Springs, NC


open educational resources, new teachers, veteran teachers, formative assessments, learning targets


Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development

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Deconstructing the Standards