The past 2 weeks I’ve worked with two of the many options for lesson planning and or outlining for instruction. The Understanding by Design (UbD) method and Finks 3 Column Table. Both options have their positives and their negatives. While the organization part of the 3 Columns looks nice and neat, it is something that is extremely hard to use and very constricting when it comes to the teaching and learning. In contrast, utilizing the UbD allows more creativity for the instructors and learners. It is easier to use and lays everything out to where anyone can understand what is happening. Now I may be partial or at least comfortable with the UbD method because it is something very similar to what I was using at the IB school where I taught middle grades science. This is all personal opinion and shouldn’t stop anyone from using the 3 Column method. For me, UbD works the best.
Below is the template I created using the UbD approach. This goal is for learners to understand and demonstrate, using their skills of passing, shooting and puck protection, in the different options on a 2 on 1 offensive zone rush.