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5Re: [NBTC-ENL] Where can I find information about "process goals"?

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  • Norma Gutierrez
    Oct 24, 2009
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      Hi Nell,
      I discussed this with my study group and a couple of NBCTs, and everyone basically said that process goals have to do with the strategies you use to get the students from Point A to Point B.  As you know, one of the standards is knowledge of our students.  Our students have difficulties with certain concepts, and we often know ahead of time that they're going to have a hard time with them.  As a result, we use a strategy (or a process) to help them understand the concepts.  Whether its having them use a graphic organizer to organize their thinking, or actually teaching them steps in a process (such as the writing process), what we're teaching them is more than for the test... it's a way of thinking that they can walk away with and use in another class at a later time.  In knowing our students, how they think and their defficiencies, we can justify why we chose to teach a concept through a certain process.
      Hope this helps.

      --- On Wed, 10/21/09, nellrb <nellrb@...> wrote:

      From: nellrb <nellrb@...>
      Subject: [NBTC-ENL] Where can I find information about "process goals"?
      To: NBTC-ENL@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 10:04 AM

      Hi Fellow NBCT ENL candidates:

      I am writing up my first portfolio entry and I am trying to determine my language goals, content goals, and process goals for my unit plan.

      I am a little fuzzy on the process goals. Does this refer to our use of strategies to teach reading, writing, listening and speaking?
      Does this refer to metacognitive goals? Does this refer to critical thinking skills?

      thanks for any help you can provide - Nell

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