Understanding by Design

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  1. Understanding by Design Two-Book Set

    This Understanding by Design Guide Set contains one copy of The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units and one copy of The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units. In the Guide to Creating High-Quality Units, Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe share their insights and the practical tips that have helped thousands of educators design curriculum based on the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework. The Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units is designed to complement to the High-Quality Units Guide and is essential for taking your work to a higher plane and measuring the results of your efforts.

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    A$49.95
  2. The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units New
    The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units

    This guide 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 upon its companion and predecessor, The Understanding By Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units and is intended for use by individuals or groups in K–16 education who want to further develop their skills in UbD. Users can work through the modules in order or pick and choose, depending on their interests and needs.

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    A$32.95
  3. Understanding by Design, 2nd Edition

    What is understanding and how does it differ from knowledge? How can we determine the big ideas worth understanding? Why is understanding an important teaching goal, and how do we know when students have attained it? How can we create a rigorous and engaging curriculum that focuses on understanding and leads to improved student performance in today's high-stakes, standards-based environment? Combining provocative ideas, thoughtful analysis and tested approaches, Understanding by Design answers these questions and offers teacher-designers a clear path to the creation of curriculum that ensures better learning and more stimulating experience for students and teachers alike.

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    A$35.95
  4. Understanding by Design: Professional Development Workbook

    Understanding by Design: Professional Development Workbook extends the ideas presented in Understanding by Design (Ubd) by focusing on professional development and the practical matters of curriculum design. The Workbook is a guide for UbD workshops and undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as further independent exploration. It provides a valuable resource to educators in developing curricula and assessments with a focus on developing and deepening students' understandingof important ideas.

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  5. Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design

    Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design explains how to connect these two approaches and use their combined power to meet content standards and prepare for tests. While providing students with multiple learning pathways, use the backward design approach to develop curriculum units and lessons that can be differentiated in response to students’ different needs and levels. Combine drill and practice with differentiated performance tasks to inspire understanding of content and create a fair, criterion-referenced assessment approach that supports standards and differentiation.

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    A$25.95
  6. Making the Most of 'Understanding by Design'

    Thousands of educators worldwide are already using Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe's Understanding by Design (UbD) as a framework for designing curriculum units, performance assessments and instruction that lead students to deep understanding of content. This book, based on data gathered from surveys, interviews and focus group discussions, reflects what educators have learned about effective UbD implementation and explores how schools can leverage UbD principles to improve student achievement, staff performance and organisational productivity.

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    A$27.95
  7. Schooling by Design: Mission, Action and Achievement

    UbD authors Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe describe how to start with your school's mission and goals and develop a powerful school improvement plan focused on desired results. Learn how to use UbD's backward-design process to determine the evidence for your plan's success and to plan improvement steps in instruction and leadership roles. Get dozens of action ideas for starting the school improvement process and keeping it going, plus samples of curriculum frameworks and assessment rubrics, and a three-stage school improvement planning process with specific tactics for each stage.

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  8. Schooling by Design: An ASCD Action Tool + CD

    Schooling By Design: An ASCD Action Tool is an essential toolkit for anyone who wants to apply the principles of Understanding by Design to system-wide school improvement. Inside is a collection of proven tools for accomplishing the tasks identified in the best-selling book, Schooling by Design. Each tool gives you concrete strategies and tactics to further key areas of your school improvement plan from clarifying the mission to analysing your results. Included with the tools are why and how to use each strategy or tactic, and examples to ease implementation. An accompanying CD-ROM contains all of the tools plus additional bonus tools.

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    A$130.00
  9. Connecting Differentiated Instruction, Understanding by Design and What Works in Schools: An Exploration of Research-Based Strategies (DVD)

    Yes you can turn three of the leading approaches to school improvement into a unified system. For the first time on one stage, the experts on Differentiated Instruction, Understanding by Design, and What Works in Schools speak about these powerhouse educational approaches and share the underpinnings of their work and the implications for educators who use these models during a panel discussion recorded live at the 2008 ASCD Summer Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. This DVD features: Carol Ann Tomlinson on Differentiated Instruction; Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe on Understanding by Design; and Robert Marzano on What Works in Schools. This 90 minute recording gives you a front row seat and backstage access to interviews with the panellists.

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    A$119.00
  10. Conversations: Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design

    This informal and enlightening presentation offers in-depth ideas on how both learning approaches can work symbiotically to achieve targeted learning outcomes. The conversational style of this program delivers crucial information about these methodologies you won’t want to miss. This program also looks forward to how both DI and UbD approaches can meet the demands of a fast-changing education landscape of 21st century learning. Join in the conversation with Carol and Jay!

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    A$179.00
  11. The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units

    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 organised 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.

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    A$29.95

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