Effective planning starts with considering the course outcome—what students should be able to do outside the classroom with the information they have learned in the classroom. With the outcome determined, the teacher can then select appropriate activities.
Aligning course outcomes with those of other courses in a department or program gives students an integrated education, as you will see in this professional development video. Here, instructors from different disciplines fit content from their disciplines into one integrated project that simulates a real-world problem. Communication and collaboration among instructors are essential to this big-picture approach. The result is a thoughtful curriculum that clearly connects students to future careers. WATCH: http://to.pbs.org/1KC23Qd