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 Book Description :

"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 Book Description :

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

The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units Book

The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units


  • Author : Grant P. Wiggins
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416614098

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The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units Book Description :

"This volume features a set of hands-on modules containing worksheets, models, and self-assessments that are essential for building more polished and powerful units"--

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 Book Description :

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

Transformative Assessment in Action Book

Transformative Assessment in Action


  • Author : W. James Popham
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416611240

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Transformative Assessment in Action Book Description :

In this follow-up to the best-selling Transformative Assessment, W. James Popham focuses on the decisions involved in the planning and implementation of formative assessment, providing the practical guidance and models you need to turn "formative assessment talk" into "formative assessment action."

Teaching Around the 4MAT   Cycle Book

Teaching Around the 4MAT Cycle


  • Author : Bernice McCarthy
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN 10 : 1412925304

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Teaching Around the 4MAT Cycle Book Description :

Discusses teaching methods that teach concepts as well as facts and recognize learner individuality by emphasizing diverse learning styles.

Teaching for Quality Learning at University Book

Teaching for Quality Learning at University


  • Author : John B. Biggs
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 9780335242764

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Teaching for Quality Learning at University Book Description :

This best-selling book explains the concept of constructive alignment in education and aids implementation of this at multiple levels.

Upgrade Your Teaching Book

Upgrade Your Teaching


  • Author : Jay McTighe
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416627364

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Upgrade Your Teaching Book Description :

How can educators leverage neuroscience research about how the human brain learns? How can we use this information to improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment so our students achieve deep learning and understanding in all subject areas? Upgrade Your Teaching: Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience answers these questions by merging insights from neuroscience with Understanding by Design (UbD), the framework used by thousands of educators to craft units of instruction and authentic assessments that emphasize understanding rather than recall. Readers will learn - How the brain processes incoming information and determines what is (or is not) retained as long-term memory; - How brain science reveals factors that influence student motivation and willingness to put forth effort; - How to fully engage all students through relevance and achievable challenge; - How key components of UbD, including backward design, essential questions, and transfer tasks, are supported by research in neuroscience; - Why specific kinds of teaching and assessment strategies are effective in helping students gain the knowledge, skills, and deep understanding they need to succeed in school and beyond; and - How to create a brain-friendly classroom climate that supports lasting learning. Authors Jay McTighe and Judy Willis translate research findings into practical information for everyday use in schools, at all grade levels and in all subject areas. With their guidance, educators at all levels can learn how to design and implement units that empower teachers and students alike to capitalize on the brain's tremendous capacity for learning.

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 Book Description :

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.

Understanding by Design Guide Set  2 Books  Book

Understanding by Design Guide Set 2 Books


  • Author : Grant Wiggins
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2014-02-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 1416618813

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Understanding by Design Guide Set 2 Books Book Description :

This 2-book set with downloadable resources offers modules on how to create curriculum units and assessments that focus on developing students' understanding of important ideas. The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units offers instructional modules on the basic concepts and elements of Understanding by Design (UbD), the "backward design" approach used by thousands of educators to create curriculum units and assessments that focus on developing students understanding of important ideas. The eight modules are organized around the UbD Template Version 2.0 and feature components similar to what is typically provided in a UbD design workshop, including discussion and explanation of key ideas in the module; guiding exercises, worksheets, and design tips; examples of unit designs; review criteria with prompts for self-assessment; and a list of resources for further information. Unit creation, planning, and adaptation are easier than ever with the accompanying downloadable resources, including the UbD template set up as a fillable PDF form, additional worksheets, examples, and FAQs about the module topics that speak to UbD novices and veterans alike. The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units offers instructional modules on how to refine units created using Understanding by Design (UbD) and how to effectively review the units using self-assessment and peer review, along with observation and supervision. The Guide builds on The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units, and it presents the following components for each module: narrative discussion of key ideas in the module; exercises, worksheets, and design tips; examples of unit designs; review criteria for self- and peer assessment; and references for further information. Additional resources, including worksheets, examples, and FAQs, are available as downloadable forms (including fillable UbD templates that can be saved electronically),

The Art of Game Design Book
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The Art of Game Design


  • Author : Jesse Schell
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2008-08-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123694966

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The Art of Game Design Book Description :

Anyone can master the fundamentals of game design - no technological expertise is necessary. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses shows that the same basic principles of psychology that work for board games, card games and athletic games also are the keys to making top-quality videogames. Good game design happens when you view your game from many different perspectives, or lenses. While touring through the unusual territory that is game design, this book gives the reader one hundred of these lenses - one hundred sets of insightful questions to ask yourself that will help make your game better. These lenses are gathered from fields as diverse as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, writing, puzzle design, and anthropology. Anyone who reads this book will be inspired to become a better game designer - and will understand how to do it.

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 Book Description :

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

The Fundamentals of Interior Design Book

The Fundamentals of Interior Design


  • Author : Simon Dodsworth
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-01-29
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781474239349

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The Fundamentals of Interior Design Book Description :

The second edition of The Fundamentals of Interior Design provides a thorough introduction to the key elements of interior design and the ideas that underpin them. The book describes the entirety of the creative process, from researching initial ideas to realizing them in three-dimensional form. Throughout the text, guidelines are given to provide structure to the interior design process and the reader is encouraged to adapt and initiate methodologies to suit individual project needs. This approach is intended to give designers a belief in their own abilities, and the confidence to tackle different projects with the unique challenges that each one brings. The book features a variety of diagrams and talking points to encourage students and practitioners to think about key issues such as understanding spatial relationships and the use of sustainable materials. This second edition includes new case studies focusing on well-known international interior design studios, such as Conran and Partners, UK, Slade Architecture, US, Gensler, US and award winning architects Chae-Pereira in South Korea. The introduction of interviews with contemporary interior designers allows readers an insight in to the working world of interior design. The new projects allow students to explore what they have learned in each chapter through experimentation and these activities encourage creativity and further learning.

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 Book Description :

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.

Schooling by Design Book

Schooling by Design


  • Author : Grant P. Wiggins
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416605805

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Schooling by Design Book Description :

Provides a school reform strategy which focuses on a long-term mission; curriculum and assessment framework; set principles of learning; structures, policies, and staff that follow the mission; ongoing feedback and adjustments; and an effective planning process.

Ensuring High Quality Curriculum Book

Ensuring High Quality Curriculum


  • Author : Angela Di Michele Lalor
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2016-11-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416622826

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Ensuring High Quality Curriculum Book Description :

We know that curriculum is the core of the classroom experience, but what makes a quality curriculum? How can educators be sure that what they teach is strongly aligned to the specific standards that their district or school has adopted? What kinds of lessons, learning experiences, and assessments are most effective, and how should they be embedded within the curriculum? You'll find the answers to these and many other questions in this definitive, step-by-step guide to curriculum design and evaluation. Drawing from her work with teachers and administrators to facilitate curriculum development, Angela Di Michele Lalor offers targeted advice and real-life examples from elementary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools. She provides criteria for evaluating each component of a curriculum and end-of-chapter checklists to help you ensure that the criteria are met. Relevant to anyone who is creating or revising curriculum, or evaluating options among published alternatives, Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum is a comprehensive and accessible roadmap to developing a solid foundation for teaching and learning--and better results in the classroom.

Integrating Differentiated Instruction   Understanding by Design Book
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Integrating Differentiated Instruction Understanding by Design


  • Author : Carol A. Tomlinson
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2006-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416602842

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Integrating Differentiated Instruction Understanding by Design Book Description :

Shows how to combine two effective frameworks to provide a comprehensive approach to ensure all students are learning at maximum levels.

Teaching for Deeper Learning Book

Teaching for Deeper Learning


  • Author : Jay McTighe
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Concept learning
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416628644

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Teaching for Deeper Learning Book Description :

"Jay McTighe and Harvey Silver offer a practical guide to teaching seven essential thinking skills that will equip students for success in school and beyond"--