Understanding by Design
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Click Here for Articles Video Links Five short videos on the “big ideas” of Understanding by Design , View Video Short videos on the new Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units (ASCD 2011). In these videos, Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe discuss the changes to the UbD template and highlight some features of the new design guide. View Video on Jay’s author’s page View Video on Grant’s author’s page Here is a link to a free video program from The Arts in Every Classroom Series – “Using UbD to Design Multi-Arts Curriculum Units” View video Jay discusses the challenges of trying to learn to surf.
Grant Wiggins is a nationally recognized assessment expert who has been working in assessment reform for more than twenty-five years. He is president of the educational consulting firm Authentic Education (1) , and with Jay McTighe, co-author of Understanding by Design , an award-winning framework for curriculum design used around the world. In this interview, Wiggins shares his thoughts on performance assessments, standardized tests, and more. Wiggins has published several articles for Edutopia.org.