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The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units
Whether you are an experienced curriculum designer or new to Understanding by Design® (UbD), you will benefit from the latest design tools and the updated UbD unit Template 2.0. UbD authors Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe share their insights and the practical tips that have helped thousands of educators design curriculum based on the UbD framework. The Guide features a set of modules containing guiding worksheets and exercises that take you through the three-stage unit design process to
The new UbD Template is illustrated with fresh unit samples, and readers have access to more than 100 additional pages of online resources, including additional unit examples and helpful responses to frequently asked questions. Both novices and veterans alike will unquestionably benefit from this newest resource in the UbD series.
(ASCD book, 2011) 8 1/2" x 11", 119 pages with over 100 more downloadable pages available online.
Also available as a PDF E-Book!
The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units
Regardless of your stage at implementing the design tools and using the improved template for Understanding by Design® (UbD), this companion to The UbD Guide to Creating High-Quality Units is essential for taking your work to a higher plane. This volume features a set of hands-on modules containing worksheets, models, and self-assessments that are essential for building more polished and powerful units. Modules address how to
UbD authors Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe provide rich examples and useful tips that have helped designers all over the world develop effective units and courses. Plus, to make it as easy as possible to create curriculum that leads to deep, meaningful learning, additional online resources are available as downloadable forms—including worksheets, examples, and FAQs—so you can create and save UbD templates electronically.
(ASCD book, 2012) 8 1/2" x 11", 134 pages.
Also available as a PDF E-Book!
Have you ever imagined yourself as a teacher leader but weren't quite sure whether you really had--or could develop--the necessary skills? Have you wondered what the first steps toward becoming a teacher leader might be, what kinds of approaches work best, and how you could overcome the inevitable challenges that come with leading your colleagues on a journey toward improvement as professionals? Authors Rebecca Mieliwocki (California and National Teacher of the Year for 2012) and Joseph Fatheree (Illinois Teacher of the Year for 2007) answer these questions and more in this engaging guide to becoming a successful teacher leader. Organized around five key tools--communication, collaboration, professional development, data, and advocacy--the book covers every aspect of what is involved in taking on leadership responsibilities.