Understanding by Design

Understanding by Design Author Grant P. Wiggins
ISBN-10 9781416600350
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 370
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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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 Author John L. Brown
ISBN-10 9780871208606
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 205
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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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 Author Grant P. Wiggins
ISBN-10 9781416611493
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 122
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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"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.

Schooling by Design

Schooling by Design Author Grant P. Wiggins
ISBN-10 9781416605805
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 287
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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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.

Understanding by Design Guide Set 2 Books

Understanding by Design Guide Set  2 Books Author Grant Wiggins
ISBN-10 1416618813
Year 2014-02-11
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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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.

Essential Questions

Essential Questions Author Jay McTighe
ISBN-10 9781416615705
Year 2013-04-09
Pages 119
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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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.

Understanding by Design and how to Implement this Into a Chemistry Curriculum

Understanding by Design and how to Implement this Into a Chemistry Curriculum Author David J. Shutters
ISBN-10 OCLC:70221933
Year 2000
Pages 130
Language en
Publisher
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"This paper explains the need for a new curriculum design in order to develop productive, effective, and well-rounded students who are able to function successfully in society. The development of the curriculum design was based on a Wiggins & McTighe template as a guide for school standards or goals in terms of assessment evidence before an educator begins to plan a unit of study. The goal for 'backward' design was to ensure that students have total understanding of a unit through various facets in order to be prepared for society. Each facet (explanation, interpretation, applications, perspective, empathy, self-knowledge) had the ability to demonstrate an area of understanding. Incorporating the facets of understanding into a High School Chemistry course by a process of 'backward' design is the specific focus of this paper"--Author's abstract.

Diversity and Design

Diversity and Design Author Beth Tauke
ISBN-10 9781317688518
Year 2015-08-27
Pages 326
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Diversity and Design explores how design - whether of products, buildings, landscapes, cities, media, or systems - affects diverse members of society. Fifteen case studies in television, marketing, product design, architecture, film, video games, and more, illustrate the profound, though often hidden, consequences design decisions and processes have on the total human experience. The book not only investigates how gender, race, class, age, disability, and other factors influence the ways designers think, but also emphasizes the importance of understanding increasingly diverse cultures and, thus, averting design that leads to discrimination, isolation, and segregation. With over 140 full-color illustrations, chapter summaries, discussion questions and exercises, Diversity and Design is a valuable tool to help you understand the importance of designing for all.

Exploring Understanding by Design for Planning a Chemistry Unit in a Public Classical School

Exploring Understanding by Design for Planning a Chemistry Unit in a Public Classical School Author Jason G. Belter
ISBN-10 OCLC:741956482
Year 2010
Pages 156
Language en
Publisher
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The research question assessed how effective Understanding by Design (UbD) (Wiggins & McTighe, 2005) would be in supporting the creation of a chemistry unit that meets the goals of a systematic science curriculum for use in a classical charter school. The study evaluates the usage of UbD in revising a single chemistry unit for seventh grade students to include more history of science content. The unit was evaluated by the author and two other reviewers who were science teachers. Increasing the history of science content was done to provide additional opportunities for discussing virtue in the science classroom. This goal was formed in response to the modern classical education movement. The author concluded that UbD was useful in improving the unit design to include more history of science. However, it was limited by relying on too many different sources beyond the textbook for the increased history of science content.