A linear unit planner

This unit planner template is a simple table, with sections for each aspect required by the IB standards and practices together with reminders in pale font color. Copy the table and edit it, deleting the reminders, or print the table and write over them.

IB Biology Unit planner - TOPIC TITLE

The unit is about…

Big idea(s )

Macro concept(s) e.g. Form and function

Interactions

How we know / TOK

Key biological idea(s)

Micro-concept(s)

e.g. Cell theory

Central dogma

1 gene: 1 protein

Predator prey interactions

Lock and Key hypothesis

Curriculum content
 

Knowledge & understanding

Understandings

Applications

Prior knowledge

Brainstorm

Self-assessment

Diagnostic questions

Students will use …

Habits of mind / Skills

Thinking- critical / creative

Communication

Social  / collaborative

Self-management

Reflection / organisation

Research

International mindedness

Learner attributes

Caring,
principled,
open-minded, knowledgeable,
thinker,
inquirer,
communicator,

risk taker,

reflective

Making learning visible

 What does it look like?

When to see student understanding.

Assessment

Success criteria

Written work

Visible thinking routines

Test of past paper questions

Spoken presentations

Classroom discussions

SOLO hexagons

Future knowledge

When will this be used again,

Second assessment chances

Links to other topics / subjects

Learning activities

Sequence of activities

Student engagement, Inquiry, Concepts, Local & Global Contexts, Technology

#TLAP- Hooks (safari, costume, Mozart, mission impossible, backwards, mystery bag, real world scenario, extra credit challenge)

Consider WHERETO

Why? - the big picture
Hook - engage
Experience the main facts / skills
Rethink - shift perspective to enhance understanding
Tailor - personalize the learning /
Organize the sequence

DIRT – directed student reflection time

Reminders of student learning needs

Differentiation

Non-native speakers

Absences

Preferred styles

Reflection

Teacher reflections or Student feedback

What worked?

What could be improved?

Reminders for the future.

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