Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Using Understanding by Design in the Social Studies Classroom

Most educators are familiar with Wiggin's and McTighe's Understanding by Design. Defined by Wiggins and McTighe, Understanding by Design is a "framework for designing curriculum units, performance assessments, and instruction that lead your students to deep understanding of the content you teach." Teachers at our school identify the key enduring understandings that need to be taught and formulate essential questions to guide learning. Our social staff received a refresher training this past year using this powerpoint designed by social studies and English staff. Find it at UBD in Social Studies.

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