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The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units

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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.

Table of contents

Module B. The UbD Template

Module C. Starting Points

Module D. Developing an Initial Unit Sketch

Module E. Different Types of Learning Goals

About the authors

Grant Wiggins (1950–2015) was president of Authentic Education, a consulting, research, and publishing company. He authored many books and was coauthor of Understanding by Design®, an award-winning framework for curriculum design that extolled the virtues of backward planning.  

Wiggins, a nationally recognized assessment expert, worked on some of the most influential reform initiatives in the country, including Vermont's portfolio system and Ted Sizer's Coalition of Essential Schools. He consulted with schools, districts, and state education departments on a variety of reform matters, organized conferences and workshops, standards clarification, and developed print materials and web resources on curricular change.

 

UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN® and UbD® are registered trademarks of Backward Design, LLC used under license.

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978-1-4166-1149-3
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