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The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units
A Book

by Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe

  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release : 2011-01-01
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 1416611495
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units
A Book

by Grant P.. Wiggins,Jay McTighe

  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release : 2013-01-30
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 9780133388305
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

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
A Book

by Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe

  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release : 2012-01-01
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1416614095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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

Understanding by Design
A Book

by Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe

  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release : 2005-01-01
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 1416600353
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Essential Questions

Essential Questions
Opening Doors to Student Understanding

by Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins

  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release : 2013-03-27
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN : 1416615709
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Guide Set (2 Books)

Understanding by Design Guide Set (2 Books)
A Book

by Grant Wiggins,Jay McTighe

  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release : 2014-02-11
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9781416618812
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 (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.

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design
How do I refine my units to enhance student learning? (ASCD Arias)

by Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins

  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release : 2015-04-14
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1416620443
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Schooling by Design

Schooling by Design
Mission, Action, and Achievement

by Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe

  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 1416605800
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Professional Development Workbook

Understanding by Design Professional Development Workbook
A Book

by Jay McTighe,Grant P. Wiggins

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN : 9781741016949
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Upgrade Your Teaching

Upgrade Your Teaching
Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience

by Jay McTighe,Judy Willis

  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release : 2019-04-16
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 1416627367
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
An ASCD Action Tool

by Allison Zmuda,Jay McTighe,Grant P. Wiggins

  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 1416605789
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on: Schooling by design / Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom
A Book

by Robert J. Marzano,Mark W. Haystead

  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release : 2008-01-01
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 1416606483
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It's true that state standards often have way too much content and aren't written in a way that enhances classroom instruction and formative assessment. That's why this guide is invaluable for any educator who wants to ensure that standards actually lead to higher student achievement. The authors give you good reasons for why some content standards should be dropped and explain how benchmark statements in standards should be rewritten. Learn how to sequence content and set up grading scales that help facilitate formative assessment and effective instruction. And get clear steps for unpacking and converting standards into guidelines that are much more useful to classroom teachers. To implement this book's much more efficient approach, the authors included over 240 pages of detailed scoring scales and sample measurement topics for k-8 science, math, language arts, social studies, and critical life skills topics for elementary through high school students.

Classroom Assessment & Grading that Work

Classroom Assessment & Grading that Work
A Book

by Robert J. Marzano

  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : 1416604227
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discusses the components of an effective, standards-based assessment program that can be used to enhance student achievement.

Designing & Teaching Learning Goals & Objectives

Designing & Teaching Learning Goals & Objectives
A Book

by Robert J. Marzano

  • Publisher : Solution Tree Press
  • Release : 2010-08-10
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1935542443
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Design and teach effective learning goals and objectives by following strategies based on the strongest research available. This book includes a summary of key research behind these classroom practices and shows how to implement them using step-by-step hands-on strategies. Short quizzes help readers assess their understanding of the instructional best practices explained in each section.

Differentiation and the Brain

Differentiation and the Brain
How Neuroscience Supports the Learner-Friendly Classroom

by David A. Sousa,Carol Ann Tomlinson

  • Publisher : Solution Tree Press
  • Release : 2011-02-25
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1935543350
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examine the basic principles of differentiation in light of what current research on educational neuroscience has revealed. This research pool offers information and insights that can help educators decide whether certain curricular, instructional, and assessment choices are likely to be more effective than others. Learn how to implement differentiation so that it achieves the desired result of shared responsibility between teacher and student.

Op Amps for Everyone

Op Amps for Everyone
Design Reference

by Ron Mancini

  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN : 9780750677011
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The operational amplifier ("op amp") is the most versatile and widely used type of analog IC, used in audio and voltage amplifiers, signal conditioners, signal converters, oscillators, and analog computing systems. Almost every electronic device uses at least one op amp. This book is Texas Instruments' complete professional-level tutorial and reference to operational amplifier theory and applications. Among the topics covered are basic op amp physics (including reviews of current and voltage division, Thevenin's theorem, and transistor models), idealized op amp operation and configuration, feedback theory and methods, single and dual supply operation, understanding op amp parameters, minimizing noise in op amp circuits, and practical applications such as instrumentation amplifiers, signal conditioning, oscillators, active filters, load and level conversions, and analog computing. There is also extensive coverage of circuit construction techniques, including circuit board design, grounding, input and output isolation, using decoupling capacitors, and frequency characteristics of passive components. The material in this book is applicable to all op amp ICs from all manufacturers, not just TI. Unlike textbook treatments of op amp theory that tend to focus on idealized op amp models and configuration, this title uses idealized models only when necessary to explain op amp theory. The bulk of this book is on real-world op amps and their applications; considerations such as thermal effects, circuit noise, circuit buffering, selection of appropriate op amps for a given application, and unexpected effects in passive components are all discussed in detail. *Published in conjunction with Texas Instruments *A single volume, professional-level guide to op amp theory and applications *Covers circuit board layout techniques for manufacturing op amp circuits.

Rigorous Curriculum Design

Rigorous Curriculum Design
How to Create Curricular Units of Study that Align Standards, Instruction, and Assessment

by Larry Ainsworth

  • Publisher : Lead + Learn Press
  • Release : 2011-04-01
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 1935588052
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The need for a cohesive and comprehensive curriculum that intentionally connects standards, instruction, and assessment has never been more pressing. For educators to meet the challenging learning needs of students they must have a clear road map to follow throughout the school year. Rigorous Curriculum Design presents a carefully sequenced, hands-on model that curriculum designers and educators in every school system can follow to create a progression of units of study that keeps all areas tightly focused and connected.

Design Education

Design Education
Creating Thinkers to Improve the World

by Robin Vande Zande

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2016-12-07
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 147582016X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Design Education: Creating Thinkers to Improve the World is a curricular resource that offers theoretical concepts and practical advice for teaching lessons in design to PreK-12 grade students. The book is for art educators at the preK-12 level in schools, museums, and enrichment programs, and university professors in teacher preparation programs. Design education is about problem-solving, learning through objects of our daily lives, and the role design plays in social responsibility and the creative economy. Designers utilize research methods, technology, sketching, and the construction of prototypes. The basis of these techniques, systems, and tools may be taught to Prek-12 students. Students need lifelong skills that build their creativity and problem-solving capabilities to better understand the world and themselves and use visual communication to advance their abilities to express ideas. Design is a study about life and can touch on all school subjects, making it a valuable interdisciplinary study. Students are able to directly apply thinking strategies and learning about facts, figures, and concepts at the same time they are crafting meaningful ideas about the importance, influence, and social implications of everyday items and the potential to improve the world.

Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom

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

by Amy J. Heineke,Jay McTighe

  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release : 2018-07-11
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 1416626123
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Elements of Teaching

The Elements of Teaching
A Book

by James M. Banner,Harold C. Cannon

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2017-01-01
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 0300218559
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A newly revised edition of this classic work, exploring the diverse qualities essential for teaching in today's educational environment. According to Banner and Cannon, to be an effective teacher requires much more than technical skill. Great teaching is an art that combines a wide range of intellectual, moral, and emotional components. This classic work explores the qualities of mind and spirit that are essential for those seeking to help others acquire knowledge and understanding. It analyzes the specific qualities of successful teachers: learning, authority, ethics, order, imagination, tenacity, compassion, patience, character, and pleasure. Written in a clear and engaging style and applicable to all levels of teaching--be it in schools and universities or on athletic fields and in the home--the book encourages teachers to consider how they might enlarge their understanding of the great art of teaching.