Patchogue-Medford UbD Curriculum Group. Understanding by Design Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. What is backward design?. Understanding by Design Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. “This book provides a conceptual framework, design process and template, and an accompanying set of design standards.”
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What is backward design?
know and do.
Wiggins & McTighe, p. 10
Wiggins & McTighe, Chapter 3
Curriculum Designing versus Classroom Planning (and Classroom Management).
Learning experiences and activities should evolve after identifying desired results and determining acceptable evidence.
Grant Wiggins is fond of quoting Mae West: identifying desired results and determining acceptable evidence.
Backward design takes time and should be planned for when time is available.
Grant Wiggins says plan on one well-designed “gourmet” lesson per year when you start and seek the support of colleagues.
“If it is worth doing, it is worth doing slowly.”
New York State Academy of Teaching and Learning identifying desired results and determining acceptable evidence.