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Attend ASCD Educator Effectiveness Institutes about essential questions, one of the core components of the Understanding by Design framework. 

Led by Jay McTighe, Grant Wiggins, and Allison Zmuda, these one-day institutes take place in various locations across the country throughout the year. 


Thousands of educators across the country use the Understanding by Design framework, created by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, to get a handle on standards, align programs to assessments, and guide teachers in implementing a standards-based curriculum that leads to student understanding and achievement. 

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