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Steven_Weber, 3 years ago | FlagRobert:
Your students are fortunate to have UbD as a text. It seems like it would be much easier to learn to teach using UbD, than to learn a different format/sty
le and then have to reprogram your planning style later in your profession al career. UbD will help young profession als avoid planning 'activitie s' and teaching key topics without focusing on understand ing and transfer. I hope more university professors read your post and follow your practice. Your students will become more thoughtful practition ers and I believe they will enjoy teaching more because UbD will support their goals more than other planning templates or frameworks .
Robert_Siegel, 3 years ago | FlagThe UbD text is required for my graduate course at Oregon State University
entitled "Using Assessment to Improve Instructio n and Learning". Many students are surprised I chose this text since it is about "curriculu m planning". I often chuckle with them since that is exactly the point. Assessment must be critically embedded in their planning to get them away from being "activity designers" . My class is one of the most difficult in the College of Education, but it has proved the most insightful and immediatel y applicable to my students who are already in their teaching fields on average for 3-8 years. Combining with Stiggins' Classroom Assessment for Student Learning, we have a rich source of exciting thinking and very purposeful ly designed instructio n.
Wilma_Kurvink, 3 years ago | Flaghello colleagues
connection - Hi Warrick! Jay worked with our Faculty Leaders from our 3 campuses a few weeks ago, and we had a curriculum mapping day a week later. Our Leaders really took the notions of cornerston e assessment s back to the teams and the level of activity was amazing. I think the UbD framework works so well with the mapping- especially when folks start getting the ideas and practices around alignment.
Grant_Wiggins, 3 years ago | FlagJay and I have submitted the latest publicatio
n - A Design Guide for building units - to the editors. Look for it next school year! In the mean time, for those of you interested in moving ubd forward, please go to my website for free materials on ubd - www.authen ticeducati on.org
ascdAdmin, 3 years ago | FlagWarrick, if it helps I'd suggest a couple videos from Grant Wiggins' and Jay McTighe's authors pages here. Both are introducti
ons -- one is for Understand ing by Design and one is for UbD. Jay does the UbD one. Grant does the Schooling by Design one -- their follow up book:
Jay McTighe on UbD: http://www
.ascd.org/ Publicatio ns/Authors /Jay_McTig he.aspx?id =414860600 01&nvid=a10b1
Grant Wiggins on Schooling by Design: http://www
.ascd.org/ Publicatio ns/Authors /Grant_Wig gins.aspx? id=4135085 3001&nvid=a17b1
Hope that helps.
Warrick_Wynne, 3 years ago | FlagI'm back in Australia from ASCD10 and planning a presentati
on to staff on UbD. Some staf know a lot, others not so much. I've been looking for a short video introducti on to the concepts online and I'm surprised that there doesn't seem to be much there. I was hoping for Wiggins or McTighe introducin g the main features in a couple of minutes or so. If anyone can point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it.
Diane_Simmons-Tomczak, 3 years ago | FlagUbD is something that is being incorporat
ed into internatio nal education around the world. Grant Wiggins is a highly respected presenter at European conference s who has generated some very interestin g and lively discussion s within the European internatio nal community. A few weeks ago I was in Greece where some educators I spoke with were talking about Grant's recent workshop in Athens with some interestin g insights. I am attending the Swiss Group of Internatio nal Schools (SGIS) where Grant has been a past keynote presenter and workshop leader and look forward to hearing how the UbD concepts are being incorporat ed into internatio nal school curriculum in these schools.
It would be interestin
g to hear from other parts of the world how Understand ing by Design is changing or not changing education.
Grant_Wiggins, 3 years ago | FlagGreat question, Steven. We encourage folks to put 'predictab
le misunderst andings' in their maps or curriculum framework as part of identifyin g understand ings and/or other goals. We did that for our curriculum writing work for the state of MS. I know that members of our cadre have addressed this with their clients as well. Other cadre? Ideas?
Steven_Weber, 3 years ago | FlagUnderstand
ing by Design is a classic book. I am excited to be part of this group. One thing I am interested in learning is how other districts are identifyin g student misunderst andings. The book says, "Teaching for understand ing must successful ly predict potential misunderst andings and rough spots in learning if it is to be effective. " Our school district would like to begin this process. If you have templates that your school district has designed or if you have embedded the "potential misunderst andings" into your curriculum maps, I would like to see an example from a school district.
Grant_Wiggins, 3 years ago | FlagSpread the word! Jay and I are hosting the 2nd-ever UbD User's Conference
for all veteran users of UbD around the world. The conference will be held July 6 - 9 right on the ocean on the (now infamous!) Jersey Shore, in Long Branch NJ. Please contact us at 609-466-80 80 or info@authe nticeducat ion.org for more informatio n.