Understanding by Design

Understanding by Design
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Author: Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781416600350
Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Making the Most of Understanding by Design

Making the Most of Understanding by Design
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Author: John L. Brown
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9780871208606
Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Incorporating advice and guidelines from educators throughout the United States, explores how to implement the framework for improving student achievement and school performance outlined in "Understanding by Design" by Grant P. Wiggins.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High Quality Units

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High Quality Units
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Author: Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe
Pages: 122
ISBN: 9781416611493
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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 Professional Development Workbook

Understanding by Design Professional Development Workbook
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Author: Jay McTighe,Grant P. Wiggins
Pages: 295
ISBN: 1741016940
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Integrating Differentiated Instruction Understanding by Design

Integrating Differentiated Instruction   Understanding by Design
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Author: Carol A. Tomlinson,Jay McTighe
Pages: 199
ISBN: 9781416602842
Release: 2006-01
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom

Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom
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Author: Amy J. Heineke,Jay McTighe
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781416626121
Release: 2018-07-11
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

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

The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units
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Author: Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781416614098
Release: 2012-01-01
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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"--

Understanding by Design Handbook

Understanding by Design Handbook
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Author: Jay McTighe,Grant P. Wiggins
Pages: 287
ISBN: 0871203405
Release: 1999-01-01
Editor: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, p, e, i, s, t.

Understanding by Design

Understanding by Design
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Author: Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe
Pages: 201
ISBN: PSU:000044816193
Release: 2001
Editor: Prentice Hall

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book, though, focuses on a different use for performance assessment, which is less obvious but very powerful. From years of experience developing, testing, and critiquing assessment tasks, the authors have concluded that performence is the key to assessing understanding.

Understanding by Design

Understanding by Design
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Author: Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe
Pages: 60
ISBN: 0871203863
Release: 2000-01-01
Editor: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Understanding by Design Guide Set 2 Books

Understanding by Design Guide Set  2 Books
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Author: Grant Wiggins,Jay McTighe
Pages: 258
ISBN: 1416618813
Release: 2014-02-11
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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), making it easy for UbD practitioners to advance their understanding and their ability to create curriculum that leads to deep, meaningful learning.

Essential Questions

Essential Questions
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Author: Jay McTighe,Grant P. Wiggins
Pages: 119
ISBN: 9781416615057
Release: 2013
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Schooling by Design

Schooling by Design
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Author: Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe
Pages: 287
ISBN: 9781416605805
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Upgrade Your Teaching

Upgrade Your Teaching
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Author: Jay McTighe,Judy Willis
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781416627364
Release: 2019-04-16
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Schooling by Design

Schooling by Design
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Author: Allison Zmuda,Jay McTighe,Grant P. Wiggins
Pages: 351
ISBN: 9781416605782
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design
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Author: Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781416620471
Release: 2015-04-14
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Fundamentals of Understanding by Design Quick Reference Guide

The Fundamentals of Understanding by Design  Quick Reference Guide
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Author: Jay McTighe
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1416627413
Release: 2020-08-05
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Designed to Learn

Designed to Learn
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Author: Lindsay Portnoy
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781416628279
Release: 2019-11-19
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Students become attentive, curious, and passionate about learning when they can see its relevance to their lives and when they're empowered to use that learning to solve problems that matter. Regardless of the subject or grade level you teach, you can infuse your instruction with the meaning students crave by implementing design thinking. Design thinking prompts students to consider: "I've learned it. Now what am I going to do with it?" In Designed to Learn, cognitive scientist and educator Lindsay Portnoy shares the amazing teaching and learning that take place in design thinking classrooms. To set the stage, she provides easy-to-implement strategies, classroom examples, and clear tools to scaffold the processes of inquiry, discovery, design, and reflection. Because formative assessment is crucial to the process, Portnoy includes sample assessments that measure student learning and ensure that learners take the lead in their own learning. As the author guides you through the five elements of design thinking (understand and empathize, identify and research, communicate to ideate, prototype and test, and iterate and reflect), you'll learn how to support students as they - Use the content you teach to solve a problem in their community or in the world around them. - Isolate a concern for their designed solution to address. - Communicate ideas and provide valid reasoning for potential solutions. - Prototype a solution and test it. - Revise their design for maximum impact and reflect on the process. Equipped with the strategies and supports in Designed to Learn, teachers will be able to ensure that learning in their classrooms is visible, student-centered, and measurable—by design.

In Search of Understanding

In Search of Understanding
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Author: Jacqueline Grennon Brooks,Martin G. Brooks
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780871203588
Release: 1999-01-01
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Argues for the development of classrooms based on constructivist pedagogy.

Align the Design

Align the Design
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Author: Nancy J. Mooney,Ann T. Mausbach
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781416606253
Release: 2008
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"This is our THIRD school improvement plan! Why aren't we seeing any results?" "We have all of this data, but we don't know what to do with it!" "What does this workshop have to do with the goals we set for our school? Many of today's school leaders have all the latest tools, techniques, and programs for school improvement. Unfortunately, some leaders fail to create real, sustainable results for their schools because they use one or two "flavor-of-the-month" strategies without connecting all the pieces together for real improvement. In Align the Design: A Blueprint for School Improvement, Nancy J. Mooney and Ann T. Mausbach emphasize the importance of coordinating essential school improvement processes to increase staff capacity, improve student achievement, and develop effective schools. The authors show school leaders how to use "power tools" to *Develop effective curriculum *Make the most of their school's data *Create successful school improvement plans *Implement valuable professional development sessions and workshops *Use efficient supervisory techniques *Foster leadership for school improvement Each chapter includes personal reflections from the authors and lists of touchstone texts that have inspired their efforts. At a time when school leaders are trying to translate urgent calls for higher achievement into actions that work, Align the Designprovides expert guidance and practical tools that will help educators work more purposefully together to create better schools for their students.