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Understanding By Design Guide To Creating High-Quality Units, The

By Grant Wiggins, Jay McTighe, The ASCD

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 30, 2013


Whether you are an experienced curriculum designer or new to Understanding by Design® (UbD), you will benefit from the latest design tools and the updated UbD unit Template 2.0. UbD authors Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe share their insights and the practical tips that have helped thousands of educators design curriculum based on the UbD framework. The Guide features a set of modules containing guiding worksheets and exercises that take you through the three-stage unit design process to:
  • Identify Transfer and Meaning-Making goals (Stage 1).
  • Develop performance tasks to assess understanding (Stage 2).
  • Use the A-M-T construct to create more focused and powerful lessons (Stage 3).
The new UbD Template is illustrated with fresh unit samples, and readers have access to more than 100 additional pages of online resources, including additional unit examples and helpful responses to frequently asked questions. Both novices and veterans alike will unquestionably benefit from this newest resource in the UbD series.

Table of Contents

Module A: The Big Ideas of UbD


Module B: The UbD Template


Module C: Starting Points


Module D: Developing an Initial Unit Sketch


Module E: Different Types of Learning Goals


Module F: Essential Questions and Understandings


Module G: Determining Evidence of Understanding and Developing Assessment Tasks


Module H: Learning for Understanding


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