Introduction to Unit Design

Course Introduction and Forums for Discussion
News forum
What is UbD and good unit design?
Narrated Powerpoint: What is UbD?
What is UbD? A brief self-test of your understanding
Glossary: The Language of UBD
UbD in a Nutshell Template v2
The Introduction from Understanding by Design (book)
Study Guide - Chapter One of Understanding by Design
New template STAGE 1
New Template Stage 2
New Template Stage 3
Doorways to Unit Design
Sample Units
Contributed Units Collection
What is 'Understanding'?
VIDEO: What is Understanding? (1:55)
What is understanding?
Narrated Powerpoint: What is Understanding? part 1
Narrated Powerpoint: What is Understanding? part 2
VIDEO: Understanding as Transfer (1:53)
Study Guide for Chapter 2 of UbD
Journal: my strengths and weaknesses as a lesson planner
What is 'Backward Design'?
VIDEO: Backward Design (1:17)
Creating High Quality Units MODS A and B
Narrated Powerpoint: by DESIGN part 1
Narrated Powerpoint: by DESIGN part 2
Annotated Blank Template for drafting or revising your own units
1-page template in WORD
Narrated PPT: on UbD and the Primary Grades
How good a backward designer am I?
What is STAGE 1 in UbD ('Desired Results')?
New template STAGE 1
VIDEO: Grant Discusses STAGE 1 (1:25)
STAGE 1 Design Exercises for Download & Printing
4 Stage 1 Narrated Powerpoint
FAQs on Stage 1
Design Tips: STAGE 1
VIDEO: Grant Discusses Long-term Transfer as Our Goal (1:34)
What are my long-term goals? What am I really after in the long run?
Design Stage 1 of Your Practice Unit
What is STAGE 2 ('Evidence')?
New Template Stage 2
VIDEO: Grant Discusses STAGE 2 (0:55)
Stage 2 Intro : A narrated powerpoint
STAGE 2 Design Exercises for Download & Printing
FAQs on Stage 2
Design Tips: STAGE 2
VIDEO: Geometry Project - Classroom Case Study (8:09)
VIDEO: 5th Grade Wax Museum Project -Classroom Case Study (4:45)
Design Stage 2 of Your Practice Unit
What is STAGE 3 ('Learning Plan')?
New Template Stage 3
VIDEO: Grant Discusses STAGE 3 (0:58)
STAGE 3 Design Exercises for Download & Printing
VIDEO: Grant Discusses Teaching and Learning with AMT Goals (1:55)
VIDEO Case Study: Socratic Seminar - Meaning Making in Action (6:31)
VIDEO: 1st Grade Map Project - Classroom Case Study (8:00)
VIDEO: Grant Discusses Textbooks (1:26)
FAQs on Stage 3
Design Tips: STAGE 3
VIDEO: How Do We Promote Transfer? (1:58)
The 3 goals of academic learning - A M T
Design Stage 3 of your Practice Unit
What are some next steps and further resources?
VIDEO: How soon until we see benefits? (1:46)
Self-test: Check your understanding of the 3 Stages

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