The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High Quality Units Book

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High Quality Units


  • Author : Grant P. Wiggins
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416611493

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The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High Quality Units Excerpt :

"The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units is targeted to individuals and groups interested in improving their skills in designing units of study based on the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework. This guide introduces UbD unit design and directs readers through the process. It is organized around a set of modules that move from basic ideas (e.g., the three stages of "backward design") to more complicated elements of unit design (e.g., authentic performance tasks)."--publisher website.

Understanding by Design Book
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Understanding by Design


  • Author : Grant P. Wiggins
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416600350

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Understanding by Design Excerpt :

Presents a multifaceted model of understanding, which is based on the premise that people can demonstrate understanding in a variety of ways.

Essential Questions Book

Essential Questions


  • Author : Jay McTighe
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2013-03-27
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416615705

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Essential Questions Excerpt :

What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards—local or Common Core State Standards—in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging—for both teachers and students—and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community—students, teachers, and administrators—benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom Book

Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom


  • Author : Amy J. Heineke
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2018-07-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416626121

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Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom Excerpt :

How can today’s teachers, whose classrooms are more culturally and linguistically diverse than ever before, ensure that their students achieve at high levels? How can they design units and lessons that support English learners in language development and content learning—simultaneously? Authors Amy Heineke and Jay McTighe provide the answers by adding a lens on language to the widely used Understanding by Design® framework (UbD® framework) for curriculum design, which emphasizes teaching for understanding, not rote memorization. Readers will learn * the components of the UbD framework; * the fundamentals of language and language development; * how to use diversity as a valuable resource for instruction by gathering information about students’ background knowledge from home, community, and school; * how to design units and lessons that integrate language development with content learning in the form of essential knowledge and skills; and * how to assess in ways that enable language learners to reveal their academic knowledge. Student profiles, real-life classroom scenarios, and sample units and lessons provide compelling examples of how teachers in all grade levels and content areas use the UbD framework in their culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Combining these practical examples with findings from an extensive research base, the authors deliver a useful and authoritative guide for reaching the overarching goal: ensuring that all students have equitable access to high-quality curriculum and instruction.

Assessing Student Learning by Design Book

Assessing Student Learning by Design


  • Author : Jay McTighe
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807779590

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Assessing Student Learning by Design Excerpt :

How can we help teachers use classroom assessments to gather appropriate evidence for all valued learning goals, and to use those assessments not just to measure learning but to promote it? This book provides an answer in a practical, proven, and principled Assessment Planning Framework that moves away from solely multiple-choice tests toward a wide range of approaches to classroom assessment activities, including performance-based assessments. The Framework examines four different types of learning goals, considers various purposes and audiences for assessment information, reviews five categories of classroom assessment methods, and presents options for communicating actionable results. To the authors, the primary purpose of classroom assessment is to inform teaching and learning, rather than simply to assign grades. This concise resource will be a reliable go-to reference for teachers, school leaders, mentors, and coaches in guiding classroom assessment practices and understanding their underlying principles. Book Features: Builds on the classic book Understanding by Design, written by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.Offers a practical, nontechnical presentation appropriate for teacher preparation and busy practitioners (K–16).Explores different purposes for, and methods of, classroom assessment and grading.Addresses assessment of academic standards as well as transdisciplinary outcomes, such as 21st-century skills.Describes the principles and practices underlying standards-based grading.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High Quality Units Book

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High Quality Units


  • Author : Grant P.. Wiggins
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2013-01-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 0133388301

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The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High Quality Units Excerpt :

Whether you are an experienced curriculum designer or new to Understanding by Design® (UbD), you will benefit from the latest design tools and the updated UbD unit Template 2.0. UbD authors Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe share their insights and the practical tips that have helped thousands of educators design curriculum based on the UbD framework. The Guide features a set of modules containing guiding worksheets and exercises that take you through the three-stage unit design process to: Identify Transfer and Meaning-Making goals (Stage 1). Develop performance tasks to assess understanding (Stage 2). Use the A-M-T construct to create more focused and powerful lessons (Stage 3). The new UbD Template is illustrated with fresh unit samples, and readers have access to more than 100 additional pages of online resources, including additional unit examples and helpful responses to frequently asked questions. Both novices and veterans alike will unquestionably benefit from this newest resource in the UbD series.

Schooling by Design Book

Schooling by Design


  • Author : Allison Zmuda
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416605782

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Schooling by Design Excerpt :

Based on: Schooling by design / Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.

Schooling by Design Book

Schooling by Design


  • Author : Grant P. Wiggins
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416605805

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Schooling by Design Excerpt :

The authors of Understanding by Design share a compelling strategy for creating schools that truly fulfill the central mission of education: to help students become thoughtful, productive, and accomplished at worthy tasks.

Classroom Assessment   Grading that Work Book

Classroom Assessment Grading that Work


  • Author : Robert J. Marzano
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416604228

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Classroom Assessment Grading that Work Excerpt :

Discusses the components of an effective, standards-based assessment program that can be used to enhance student achievement.

How to Coach Teachers Who Don t Think Like You Book
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How to Coach Teachers Who Don t Think Like You


  • Author : Bonnie M. Davis
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2007-11-14
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452294339

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How to Coach Teachers Who Don t Think Like You Excerpt :

This how-to resource encourages teachers to write and reflect upon their practices in a unique approach to coaching that bridges content areas and honors distinctive learning styles.

The Fundamentals of Understanding by Design  Quick Reference Guide  Book

The Fundamentals of Understanding by Design Quick Reference Guide


  • Author : Jay McTighe
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-08-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1416627413

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The Fundamentals of Understanding by Design Quick Reference Guide Excerpt :

Millions of teachers worldwide use the Understanding by Design® (UbD) curriculum planning framework to create units of instruction that develop and deepen student learning. This quick reference guide from UbD co-creator Jay McTighe covers UbD's key tenets and three-stage "backward design" process and introduces the framework's design templates and quality standards. It also explains key vocabulary and explores essential aspects of unit construction, including* Focusing instruction and assessment on "big ideas" and essential questions;* Creating authentic performance tasks that reveal evidence of understanding; and* Designing meaningful learning events that help students acquire targeted knowledge and skills, understand important ideas, and be prepared to transfer those understandings to meet new challenges in and beyond the classroom.Featuring FAQs, indicators of success, and links to additional resources, The Fundamentals of Understanding by Design is for anyone looking to get started with UbD and for current users seeking a handy resource to keep their design work on track.8.5" x 11" 3-panel foldout guide (6 pages), laminated for extra durability and 3-hole-punched for binder storage.

Backwards Planning Book

Backwards Planning


  • Author : Harriet Isecke
  • Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
  • Release Date : 2010-12-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433397622

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Backwards Planning Excerpt :

Increase student achievement with a systematic approach to lesson design. Learn how to identify enduring understandings, set goals, establish benchmarks, and monitor progress to move your students to mastery of standards, while differentiating to meet their diverse needs.

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design Book

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design


  • Author : Jay McTighe
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2015-04-14
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416620440

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Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design Excerpt :

Curriculum design experts Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins have reviewed thousands of curriculum documents and unit plans across a range of subjects and grades. In this book, they identify and describe the 25 most common problems in unit design and recommend how to fix them--and avoid them when planning new units. McTighe and Wiggins, creators of the Understanding by Design® framework, help you use the process of backward design to troubleshoot your units and achieve tighter alignment and focus on learning priorities. Whether you're working with local or national standards or with other learning goals, you can rely on their practical and proven solutions to promote deeper and better learning for your students.