Understanding by Design Professional Development Workbook (Paperback)

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Understanding by Design Professional Development Workbook (Paperback)


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Implementing the popular Understanding by Design(R) (UbD(TM)) framework is much easier when you use this in-depth resource for workshops, curriculum teams, and teacher training. This collection of templates, design tools, examples, and exercises helps you give all staff members a firm grasp of key UbD principles, including

  • How to use backward design to align curriculum with assessment and instruction.
  • Why to focus curriculum on the "big ideas" in your content standards.
  • Which learning activities are more apt to enable students to achieve desired results.
Give staff members at all levels clear action steps they need in every stage of the UbD process, including
  • Drafting curriculum units based on essential questions.
  • Creating performance tasks and rubrics for assessing student understanding in any subject.
  • Organizing, sequencing, and guiding classroom learning experiences.

Included are steps for conducting a peer review of unit designs plus process steps to guide your implementation of UbD systemwide.

Product Details ISBN: 9780871208552
ISBN-10: 0871208555
Publisher: ASCD
Publication Date: March 15th, 2004
Pages: 295
Language: English
Series: Professional Development