Understanding by Design Grant Wiggins/ Jay McTighe Standards are like building codes for education. They aren’t the building but they need to be referenced. ------ Grant Wiggins
Understanding by Design Unit Template Unit design based on work by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins and their "Understanding By Design" books (ed 1 & 2) Example Template Assessment: What is the Evidence of student learning? Learning Activities: How do we get there? Standards and Benchmarks: What are the big ideas?
Learning for UNDERSTANDING MyDragonNet Educational Foundations School Mission and core values Inquiry Based curriculum grounded in Standards and Benchmarks A collaborative networked learning community
It is an integrating framework that links three main structural components: Collaboration Groups Portfolio Curriculum Library Personal Digital Identity
Knowledge and understanding Classrooms deliver Content Personal author and innovator Teachers are Instructors Creative and extended Use of technology Restricted & constructed Collaborative learning & assessment Assessment Competitive Anything Accessible through Textbooks & Printed material Everyone Content Created by Teachers and textbooks Anywhere Location In School Collaboratively Knowledge gained Individually Flat Organization by Hierarchy Personalized State Standardized School 2.0 School 1.0
Technologies of Learning Networked Knowledge Individual Knowledge Multimedia On-Line Discussions Blogs Wikis PLE Tools 2.0 Word Processing Spreadsheets Data Bases Graphs/Charts Tools 1.0