What is Backward Design?

Having a great course idea is the first step in changing education. Making that idea into an actual reality is what moves education to change.  The work involved to bring an idea to the classroom is extensive. Using Backward Design helps to capture the idea and structure it in a way everyone can benefit. Take a look at Backward Design of an Introduction to German course for middle school, using Blended learning, a combination of online tools, student centered goals, and facilitation by a teacher.

Visit this post to learn how Backward Design was used to create the course:  Designing a New Course using Backward Design

For more information about Backward Design, read A Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning, by L. Dee Fink, PhD.

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