The Understanding By Design Guide To Creating High-quality Units

Paperback | January 30, 2013

byGrant Wiggins, Jay Mctighe, The ASCD

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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.

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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 Ub...

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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....

Grant Wiggins is president of Authentic Education in Hopewell, NJ. He earned his EdD from Harvard University and his BA from St. John's College in Annapolis. Grant and his colleagues consult with schools, districts, and state and national departments on a variety of reform matters. He and his colleagues also organize conference and wo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 10.6 × 8.4 × 0.5 inPublished:January 30, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0133388301

ISBN - 13:9780133388305

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Table of Contents

Module A: The Big Ideas of UbD

 

Module B: The UbD Template

 

Module C: Starting Points

 

Module D: Developing an Initial Unit Sketch

 

Module E: Different Types of Learning Goals

 

Module F: Essential Questions and Understandings

 

Module G: Determining Evidence of Understanding and Developing Assessment Tasks

 

Module H: Learning for Understanding