Unit Goal and Unit Behavioral Objectives.
PART 1 The unit goal is a fully developed, age-appropriate goal statement for the entire unit based on the standards. The goal of your unit explains the knowledge you expect your students to gain by the end of your lessons for your entire unit. It is the big picture. It is required that at least two of the learning domains are addressed. Post your unit goal to the discussion board. Remember to think big picture. Your goal and rationale should be one page and describe the knowledge you want your students to gain as a result of the entire unit. Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style. Part 2 The unit goal is a goal statement for the entire unit based on the standards; it is broad and long-term. The unit behavioral objectives are brief, clear statements that describe the desired learning outcomes of instruction (e.g., specific skills, values, and attitudes students will demonstrate reflecting the broader unit goal). They become the steps to reach the unit goal and show what the students will learn, how they will learn it, and how they will know they have learned it. Remember to think big ideas. The level of specificity distinguishes unit goals from unit behavioral objectives. Behavioral objectives reflect different types of student learning: Cognitive objectives: What do you want the students to know? Affective objectives: What do you want the students to think or care about? Psychomotor objectives: What do you want the students to know how to do? Behavioral objectives are written this way: “The ___ grade students at _______ school will ___________.” This is an example of a behavioral objective: The second grade students at Concordia Elementary School will be able to describe their neighborhood and the community in which they live as well as recognize the major function of a community. The student will also describe what it means to be a good citizen. Domains: Cognitive, Affective Performance Indicator (PI): Journaling, field trip, class discussion, class assignment, skit Using the information in your readings in the text (Price & Nelson, 2019) to help you understand this activity, do the following: Post your unit behavioral objectives to the discussion board. You should include at least 2-3 unit behavioral objectives (dependent on what is needed to reach your broad unit goal). The behavioral objectives should represent at least two domains (cognitive, affective, or psychomotor) and how you will assess the learning (PI) of each one. Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.