The Understanding by Design® framework offers a planning process and structure to guide curriculum, assessment, and instruction. In this approach, curriculum developers (i.e. teachers) think about curriculum as a journey to get to defined goals and desired results. The 3 stage backwards design process of the UbD framework helps teachers plan for meaning-making and transfer, to enable deeper learning.
Developed by the co-creator of the UbD framework, Jay McTighe, here is a quick glance at the planning framework with an overview of the 3-stage design process, a set of helpful design tools, and design standards. A perfect companion for teachers looking for a quick introduction to the UbD framework or to plan stronger units, use this resource to unpack the big ideas of the UbD framework, explore strategies for creating authentic assessments, and discover a reflection guide to help you in planning your units- all in this concise planning guide!
- The 3 stage design process of the UbD framework
- Ready-to-use checklist of the design standards to plan powerful units
- A GRASPS template to develop authentic performance tasks
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