What are the ingredients of a successful lesson/unit?

Warm Up Activity: Think of your most successful lesson/unit. What made it successful?

  1. Share with your small group.

  2. Scribe: List common traits that made it successful.

    • For example, "It was Standards based." Or, "Kids related to it."

  3. Share with whole group.

Introduce the Learning Activity Checklist

  1. How can we use this?

  2. What does this mean for setting your goals this year? How should staff development support this?


  • The Learning Activity Checklist focuses on 21st century learning

  • A lot of the checklist is about Differentiated Instruction and Technology Integration.

Essential Question: How do we, as educators, use technology as a tool to differentiate instruction for learner-centered 21st century classrooms?