Using Backwards Design to Plan Effective Units

Focus Area: Teachership


Pathway: Awareness


In this course, you will build awareness of how to use the principles of backward design to effectively plan a set of lessons that are aligned to a specific learning target or content standard.


This BL Connect course is designed for early career teachers in years 1-3 or experienced teachers who need an introduction to backwards planning.


I analyze and adapt relevant and effective resources to plan instruction and support students in reaching instructional outcomes.

Our Library of Self-Directed Courses

BL Connect provides all educators across a district with a curated library of research-backed content and self-directed courses that build awareness of student-centered teaching concepts and practices. Led by our Master Coaches, each course is centered on outcomes and made actionable through real-life examples of teaching practices in the classroom. Our continuously growing library of courses offers just-in-time support for every expertise level in the district. From new educators and paraprofessionals to experienced educators, PLCs or Instructional Coaches, BL Connect provides foundational learning when and where it is needed most.