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
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 122
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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 Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units

The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units Author Grant P. Wiggins
ISBN-10 9781416614098
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 136
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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 Author Grant P. Wiggins
ISBN-10 9781416600350
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 370
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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.



Understanding by Design Guide Set 2 Books

Understanding by Design Guide Set  2 Books Author Grant Wiggins
ISBN-10 1416618813
Release 2014-02-11
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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
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 119
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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 Professional Development Workbook

Understanding by Design Professional Development Workbook Author Jay McTighe
ISBN-10 1741016940
Release 2006
Pages 295
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Understanding by Design Professional Development Workbook has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Understanding by Design Professional Development Workbook also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Understanding by Design Professional Development Workbook book for free.



Schooling by Design

Schooling by Design Author Grant P. Wiggins
ISBN-10 9781416605805
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 287
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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.



Curriculum 21

Curriculum 21 Author Heidi Hayes Jacobs
ISBN-10 9781416612247
Release 2010-07-14
Pages 254
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"What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your school's curriculum and the program you use are preparing your students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them for today?" With those provocative questions, author and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a powerful case for overhauling, updating, and injecting life into the K-12 curriculum. Sharing her expertise as a world-renowned curriculum designer and calling upon the collective wisdom of 10 education thought leaders, Jacobs provides insight and inspiration in the following key areas: * Content and assessment--How to identify what to keep, what to cut, and what to create, and where portfolios and other new kinds of assessment fit into the picture. * Program structures--How to improve our use of time and space and groupings of students and staff. * Technology--How it's transforming teaching, and how to take advantage of students' natural facility with technology. * Media literacy--The essential issues to address, and the best resources for helping students become informed users of multiple forms of media. * Globalization--What steps to take to help students gain a global perspective. * Sustainability--How to instill enduring values and beliefs that will lead to healthier local, national, and global communities. * Habits of mind--The thinking habits that students, teachers, and administrators need to develop and practice to succeed in school, work, and life. The answers to these questions and many more make Curriculum 21 the ideal guide for transforming our schools into what they must become: learning organizations that match the times in which we live.



Integrating Differentiated Instruction Understanding by Design

Integrating Differentiated Instruction   Understanding by Design Author Carol A. Tomlinson
ISBN-10 9781416602842
Release 2006-01
Pages 199
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Shows how to combine two effective frameworks to provide a comprehensive approach to ensure all students are learning at maximum levels.



Backwards Planning

Backwards Planning Author Harriet Isecke
ISBN-10 9781425894030
Release 2011
Pages 192
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Increase student achievement with a systematic approach to lesson design. Learn how to identify enduring understandings, set goals, establish benchmarks, and monitor progress to move your students to mastery of standards, while differentiating to meet their diverse needs.



Teaching Writing in the Content Areas

Teaching Writing in the Content Areas Author Vicki Urquhart
ISBN-10 9781416601715
Release 2005
Pages 169
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Offers strategies and practical tools to integrate writing assignments into math, science, art, and social studies.



The Principal s Guide to Curriculum Leadership

The Principal  s Guide to Curriculum Leadership Author Richard D. Sorenson
ISBN-10 9781412980807
Release 2011-01-13
Pages 292
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This guide walks headteachers through the curriculum development and renewal process with a focus on integrating standards. Includes case studies, activities, and curriculum models.



Making Standards Useful in the Classroom

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9781416606482
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 294
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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.



Teaching to Diversity

Teaching to Diversity Author Jennifer Katz
ISBN-10 9781553793533
Release 2012
Pages 205
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In her book Teaching to Diversity, Dr. Jennifer Katz synthesizes the research, and 16 years experience of teaching in inclusive classrooms and schools, to provide answers to several questions: How do I make inclusion work for ALL students? What are the foundational best practices of a truly inclusive learning community? How does one create such a community? The author pulls together, in an organized way, a three-block model of universal design for learning (UDL) and suggests a step-by-step approach for implementing it. This framework includes: Block One, Social and Emotional Learning: details ways to build compassionate learning communities (K-12) in which all students feel safe and valued, and develop a positive self-concept, sense of belonging, and respect for diverse others. Block Two, Inclusive Instructional Practice: includes a framework for planning units from K-12, and explains instructional and management practices for teaching, assessing, grading, and reporting in UDL Classrooms. Block Three, Systems and Structures: suggests strategies for creating inclusive learning communities, and explores ways in which resource teachers, student services personnel, and school administrators can support and create socially and academically inclusive schools and classrooms. The three-block model of UDL can empower educators with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to teach diverse learners in the same classroom--including those who have previously been excluded. Ultimately, it is about creating classrooms and schools that heal by teaching to the heart, mind, and spirit of every student.



Course Design

Course Design Author George J. Posner
ISBN-10 UVA:X004910106
Release 2006
Pages 298
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Bridging theory and practice in curriculum development, Course Design provides teachers with invaluable concepts and skills for planning effective courses. The goal of the book is to help the reader become a flexible yet systematic curriculum planner by developing a greater awareness of the important decisions to be made and the alterative options available at each stage of decision making. The authors begin with a set of guidelines for developing a course and then lead readers through a step-by-step process of developing an actual course or unit of their own. The seventh edition features significant new coverage of state and national standards, and of multiple intelligences.



Introduction to Curriculum Design in Gifted Education

Introduction to Curriculum Design in Gifted Education Author Kristen Stephens
ISBN-10 9781618214812
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 350
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Gifted students require a curriculum that intentionally aligns with their advanced abilities to ensure engagement at the appropriate level of intensity and depth. Introduction to Curriculum Design in Gifted Education offers an in-depth exploration of curriculum development for the gifted. Included are the general foundations of good curriculum design, a survey of curriculum models appropriate for gifted learners, an examination of design considerations across content areas, a detailed analysis of the role assessment has in the curriculum development process, and an exploration of trends and future directions of curriculum development for the gifted. Each chapter is authored by experts with considerable knowledge pertaining to curriculum implications for gifted students and is written with the practitioner in mind to facilitate effective implementation. This text is an essential addition to the library of any educator seeking to create new and/or adapt existing curriculum to better address the interests and abilities of gifted students.



Learners on the Autism Spectrum

Learners on the Autism Spectrum Author Kari Dunn Buron
ISBN-10 1934575070
Release 2008
Pages 377
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This text responds to the escalating need to prepare highly qualified educators with essential knowledge and practical skills to support diverse learners on the autism spectrum. Covering a range of critical topics and themes, this edited volume brings together leading experts representing diverse disciplines and perspectives (i.e., researchers, therapists, educators, parents, and adults on the autism spectrum) for a comprehensive look at the core issues related to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Learners on the Autism Spectrum is a rare and unique collection of chapters written by leading experts in the field of ASD today ... Chapter Authors: Tony Attwood Nancy J. Minshew and Diane L. Williams Ilene S. Schwartz and Bonnie J. McBride Diane Twachtman-Cullen Gary G. Mesibov and Victoria Shea Winnie Dunn Cathy Pratt Pamela Wolfberg, Heather McCracken, and Tara Tuchel Michelle Garcia Winner Ofer Golan and Simon Baron-Cohen Brenda Smith Myles, Sheila Smith, and Terri Cooper Swanson Paula Jacobsen Julie Donnelly Stephen Shore