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Deconstructing UbD to Maximize PLC Success. Heidi Elmoustakim & Rhonda Kaye. Introductions. Veteran classroom English/ELA teachers Literacy specialists for Durham Public Schools Professional development providers Understanding by Design practitioners PLC process supporters Geeks.

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Deconstructing ubd to maximize plc success

Deconstructing UbDto Maximize PLC Success

Heidi Elmoustakim

&

Rhonda Kaye


Introductions
Introductions

  • Veteran classroom English/ELA teachers

  • Literacy specialists for Durham Public Schools

  • Professional development providers

  • Understanding by Design practitioners

  • PLC process supporters

  • Geeks


What is ubd
What is UbD?

It is…

  • an approach to curriculum unit planning

  • focused on teaching for understanding

  • committed to backward design/mapping

  • based on transparent learning outcomes & expectations

It is NOT…

  • a prescriptive program for instructional planning

  • an exclusionary educational philosophy

  • a “cure all” for instructional woes

  • a lesson planning requirement weapon


3 stages of backward mapping
3 Stages of Backward Mapping

  • Identify desired results

  • Determine acceptable evidence

  • Plan learning experiences and instruction


What is a plc
What is a PLC?

It is…

  • a collaborative group for instructional planning

  • used to organize teachers into working groups

  • a way to build a sense of community

It is NOT…

  • just another thing teachers have to do

  • an excuse to make teachers complete more paperwork

  • a substitute for individual teaching planning time


Plc essential questions
PLC Essential Questions

  • What do we want students to learn?

  • How will we know they are learning it/ have learned it?

  • What do we do if they do not learn it?

  • What do we do if they already know it?


Can ubd plcs work together
Can UbD & PLCs work together?


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