Understanding by Design® Professional Learning Services

Engage learners and focus on the big ideas

Understanding by Design Professional Learning Services

Rely on our trusted team of certified experts and authors to help you deepen your Understanding by Design knowledge and use it to transform your curriculum and your teaching. We offer a range of tailored support services for schools, no matter where you are on your UbD journey.

Where are you on your professional learning journey?

Our tailored professional learning services are suitable for all schools, no matter whether you're just starting out on your exploration of topics, or looking to refine and expand your knowledge and skills. Take a look at our various levels below to choose the one best suited to your school's current position.

Your team is beginning to look at Understanding by Design.

You wish to delve deeper into Understanding by Design.

Level 1: Foundations (1-day workshops and events)

Workshops (1 days)

Created by Dr Jay McTighe specifically for Australian and New Zealand organisations and schools, this introductory workshop will provide your staff with tools and templates specific to the Understanding by Design® model. A certified associate will work with your staff using these resources to guide the ‘backward design’ process for the development of curriculum, assessment and instruction. In addition, your staff will learn how to:

  • Use essential questions to frame curriculum and focus on ‘big ideas’
  • Translate the Australian Curriculum into a teachable curriculum
  • Engage learners in meaningful application of learning through authentic tasks
  • Use six facets of understanding and apply selected design tools to create higher levels of performance for students

In-School Support

Want to refine and embed Understanding by Design® to transform curriculum and teaching across your school or system? Our Understanding by Design® associates have been trained by, and worked closely with Dr Jay McTighe to offer you the highest standard of in-school support. Our training associates will work with you and your staff to deepen understandings and refine practices based on your specific needs.

Webinars

Bring an expert to your school, conference or event for a 60-to-90-minute interactive video session based on the principles of Understanding by Design®.

Keynote

Engage and inspire educational leaders by utilising the expertise of a Hawker Brownlow Education associate. Keynotes can focus on one or more themes from the work of Understanding by Design® as a springboard to further learning.

Level 2: Building (2 day workshops)

Workshops (2 days)

Created by Dr Jay McTighe specifically for Australian and New Zealand organisations and schools, this introductory workshop will provide your staff with tools and templates specific to the Understanding by Design® model. A certified associate will work with your staff using these resources to guide the ‘backward design’ process for the development of curriculum, assessment and instruction. In addition, your staff will learn how to:

  • Use essential questions to frame curriculum and focus on ‘big ideas’
  • Translate the Australian Curriculum into a teachable curriculum
  • Engage learners in meaningful application of learning through authentic tasks
  • Use six facets of understanding and apply selected design tools to create higher levels of performance for students

Contact us today to discuss how our professional learning solutions can transform your school.