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UbD aka "Backwards Design"

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David Stewart

on 23 January 2013

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Transcript of UbD aka "Backwards Design"

What does it mean to actually understand? 1 Understanding by Design
aka "Backwards Design" How do we help students go
beyond superficial understanding? How much wood could a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Why learn "backwards design?" 2 3 -info from
"The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units"
by Grant Wiggins & Jay McTighe (c) 2011 Step Step Step "UbD is a way of thinking purposefully about planning, not a rigid program or prescriptive recipe." Why do squirrels steal golf balls? "Your interests, strengths, and prior experience...
should dictate how you use "backwards design." outcomes But why call it "backwards?" "UbD is a way of thinking purposefully about planning, not a rigid program or prescriptive recipe." authentic
transfer What should we teach? How should we teach it? Why should we teach it? And what should students be able to do with it? What are the principles behind it? Determine desired results:
begin with the end in mind. Big Ideas Enduring Understandings Essential Questions Determine acceptable evidence:
think like assessors instead of activity designers. GRASPS What should students know? What should students be able to do? KFC IS TV Dinner! Curriculum Verbs WHERETO Plan learning experiences & instruction. Ask "What do my students need to learn?" instead of "What am I going to teach? http://ed.ted.com/ I can understand the three basic stages of UbD (Backwards Design). I can identify and create
big ideas,
enduring understandings
& essential questions. I can create a performance task. I can create a UbD unit. I can plan purposefully. 1. Determine desired results. Begin with the end in mind. 2. Determine acceptable evidence. Think more like assessors than activity designers. 3. Plan learning experiences and instruction:
"What do my students need to learn instead of what am I going to teach?" curriculum verbs curriculum nouns A simplified format for creating performance tasks...
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