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The nature of the Common Core standards and their focus on understanding and practical application of knowledge and skills coincides with the way the UbD™ framework was designed. Through in-depth video presentations, McTighe and Wiggins will demonstrate the need for a close read of the standards document and show you alternative ways to unpack and group standards to optimize your instructional strategies. They introduce the new Template 2.0 as a practical and proven tool for unit planning with the CCSS.
Then covering each of the three stages of unit planning, McTighe and Wiggins walk through the thinking processes required to carefully and thoughtfully plan units in English language arts or mathematics. These exemplar unit plans call for acquisition, meaning-making, and transfer of knowledge and skills identified in the Common Core standards.