Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design: how do I refine my units to enhance student learning? (ASCD Arias)

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design: how do I refine my units to enhance student learning? (ASCD Arias)

by Jay McTighe, Grant Wiggins

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Overview

Curriculum design experts Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins have reviewed thousands of curriculum documents and unit plans across a range of subjects and grades. In this book, they identify and describe the 25 most common problems in unit design and recommend how to fix them--and avoid them when planning new units.

McTighe and Wiggins, creators of the Understanding by Design® framework, help you use the process of backward design to troubleshoot your units and achieve tighter alignment and focus on learning priorities. Whether you're working with local or national standards or with other learning goals, you can rely on their practical and proven solutions to promote deeper and better learning for your students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416620471
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,118,578
File size: 385 KB

About the Author

Jay McTighe brings a wealth of experience developed during a rich and varied career in education. He served as director of the Maryland Assessment Consortium, a state collaboration of school districts working together to develop and share formative performance assessments. Prior to this position, Jay was involved with school improvement projects at the Maryland State Department of Education where he directed the development of the Instructional Framework, a multimedia database on teaching. Jay is well known for his work with thinking skills, having coordinated statewide efforts to develop instructional strategies, curriculum models, and assessment procedures for improving the quality of student thinking. In addition to his work at the state level, Jay has experience at the district level in Prince George's County, Maryland, as a classroom teacher, resource specialist, and program coordinator. He also directed a state residential enrichment program for gifted and talented students. Contact information: Jay McTighe, 6581 River Run, Columbia, MD 21044-6066 USA. E-mail: jmctigh@aol.com. Grant Wiggins is president of Authentic Education in Hopewell, New Jersey. He earned his EdD from Harvard University and his BA from St. John's College in Annapolis. Grant and his colleagues consult with schools, districts, and state and national education departments on a variety of reform matters. He and his colleagues also organize conferences and workshops, and develop print and web resources on key school reform issues. Grant may be contacted at gwiggins@authenticeducation.org.

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