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Introduction to UbD

The Big Ideas found in the Backward Design model by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, created by Frank Champine (Senior Consultant with Authentic Education).

Frank Champine

on 7 September 2011

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Transcript of Introduction to UbD

Understanding by Design:
An Introduction Know
Understand ? Know vs Understand Facets

Self-Knowledge Do we teach to
cover content and skills
or do we TEACH FOR
UNDERSTANDING??? Transfer Acquisition Meaning Making Weak point
in Math & LA/English Acquire + Acquire (then try to)
Transfer Weak point
in Science &
Social Studies Acquire + Acquire + Acquire
then test Without Meaning
Making no true
learning Meaning Making Takes
Revision of thinking Khanacademy.com Performance
Tasks Task
TAlk Coverage
Uncoverage Assessment for Grading
Assessment for Transfer What can someone
do? Student Work
(Taking in Info) Backward Design Begin with the end
in mind - Stage 1 Standards
Essential Questions
Misunderstandings Evidence of
understanding- Stage 2 Traditional Assessment
Facets of Understanding
Performance Tasks
Transfer Tasks Teaching for Understanding
Stage 3 W.H.E.R.E.T.O.
Meaning Making
Transfer What does a unit look like? How do you do this
in Skill subjects -
Math & LA?
pp.79-81 What does a
course of study
look like? What does a lesson look like? Understanding by Design
Page citations - UbD Guide to Creating High-Quality Units Teacher Work
Direct instruction
[Giving info] 8 Keys to UbD
PP 3-4 How do people learn?
pp 5-6 overview of the
design model
p.8 Learn to
Drive a car Logic of BWD P.9-11 T-M-A
pp 14-21
and 105 Transfer goals I want students to learn... So that, independently
they will be able to... No way to teach
someone how to
drive a car, but... Look at P. 38
before starting
a unit design When you are ready for your
own writing and design go
to page 41 Big Ideas p. 72
issues or debates
problems or challenges
assumptions or perspectives Enduring Understandings
p 80 take test p.86 link 2 or more
big ideas Students will understand THAT... Essential Questions
p. 73-79 take test p.82 Read all 8 -Which
hooks your interest
most? Select one of
the bullets and
explain it to another. Critical "If-Then" statements The students will understand that...

No business can successfully satisfy all consumers with the same product, so it must identify its target market.

Studying other languages and cultures offers insights into our own.

Relative scarcity may lead to trade and economic interdependence or to conflict.

In music the silence is as important as the notes.

Participation in life-long sports promotes physical and mental health. How does art reflect, as well as, shape culture?

What distinguishes a fluent foreigner from a native speaker?

In what ways can motion evoke emotion?

What are the pros and cons of technological progress?

Can fiction reveal Truth? Check for Understanding
Non-Linguistic Thinking Facet of Understanding ?'s What does__________ reveal
about Stage 1 of UbD Planning? How might these __________
Help us better understand
UbD and Differentiation? Predict the type
of assessments you
might use in this graphic
of UbD planning? 40 days 40 weeks 40 years How are magnets and nuts
and bolts
related to
Transfer? Purpose of Schooling
21st C. What is the
moral of this
story? Transfer -
But Where do
we begin?
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