The Unit of Practice (UOP)

Apple's Structured Curriculum Framework:

Invitation:
The curriculum Question and project overview that the students will be addressing
Tasks:
The actions that the students will be asked to undertake
Assessment:
The criteria by which the students' work will be evaluated
Situations:
The places where the activity will take place, and the amount and specific periods of time that the students will have to work on the activity
Interactions:
The way the students will work, the ways the teacher will work with the students, and the ways the students will interact with others
Tools:
The materials that the students will use to approach their tasks
Standards:
The frameworks developed by the school, district, or state as guidelines in the development and assessment of curricula *Standards are entered in Step 3.


*Taken from: http://homepage.mac.com/lickteig/uop.html