Writing Effective Learning Objectives (9 hrs)

(9 Hours) Lesson planning can be one of the most stressful aspects of an educator’s job – but it doesn’t have to be.  This training is the first in a series of three that will go through the three stages of planning using the Backwards Design Method.  The first stage in this process is knowing how to write effective Learning Objectives that will provide clarity for both ourselves and our students.  This training introduces Learning Objectives and gives step-by-step instructions on how to write highly effective Learning Objectives for your students.


Course Guiding Question:

How do I write effective learning objectives that will not only provide clear purpose for my students to focus their learning efforts, but will also help me align my assessment items with my instructional strategies?

What You Will Learn In This Course:

  • The three components that make up an effective learning objective
  • How to “unpack” and analyze a state standard to ensure we know exactly what students need to know or be able to do
  • How to use Bloom’s Taxonomy and the knowledge and cognitive levels to create more balanced instruction

Natalie Brown, Instructor

M.S. Education
Concordia University
B.S. Education
University of North Texas

Experience & Credentials:
Over 19 Years of Teaching Experience
GT, Board Certified, Principal Certification (Texas)

*Narrated by Adam Pond

CPE Hours

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 9 CPE hours. Model Teaching and Action Potential Learning is a Statewide, TEA (Texas Education Agency) approved provider for Continuing Professional Education credit. CPE# 902-391


Reference Guide


Taxonomy Table


Implementation Effectiveness Checklist


Objective Checklist


Learning Objective Template


Effectiveness Rubric


Unpacking The Standards Template

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