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Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins
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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.
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JAY MCTIGHE served as director of the Maryland Assessment Consortium, a state collaboration of school districts working together to develop and share formative performance assessments. Prior to this position, he was involved with school improvement projects at the Maryland State Department of Education where he directed the development of the instructional framework, a multimedia database on teaching.
GRANT WIGGINS (1950–2015) was president of Authentic Education in Hopewell, New Jersey. He earned his EdD from Harvard University and his BA from St. John’s College in Annapolis. Wiggins, along with his colleagues, consulted with schools, districts, and state and national education departments on a variety of reform matters. He and his colleagues also organized conferences and workshops and developed print and web resources on key school reform issues.
curriculum design and lesson planning | Understanding by Design | professional development | standards | common core
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