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📒The Understanding By Design Guide To Creating High Quality Units ✍ Grant P. Wiggins
📝The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High Quality Units Book Synopsis : "The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units is targeted to individuals and groups interested in improving their skills in designing units of study based on the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework. This guide introduces UbD unit design and directs readers through the process. It is organized around a set of modules that move from basic ideas (e.g., the three stages of "backward design") to more complicated elements of unit design (e.g., authentic performance tasks)."--publisher website.
📝The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units Book Synopsis : "This volume features a set of hands-on modules containing worksheets, models, and self-assessments that are essential for building more polished and powerful units"--
📒Understanding By Design Guide Set 2 Books ✍ Grant Wiggins
📝Understanding by Design Guide Set 2 Books Book Synopsis : This 2-book set with downloadable resources offers modules on how to create curriculum units and assessments that focus on developing students' understanding of important ideas. The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units offers instructional modules on the basic concepts and elements of Understanding by Design (UbD), the "backward design" approach used by thousands of educators to create curriculum units and assessments that focus on developing students' understanding of important ideas. The eight modules are organized around the UbD Template Version 2.0 and feature components similar to what is typically provided in a UbD design workshop, including discussion and explanation of key ideas in the module; guiding exercises, worksheets, and design tips; examples of unit designs; review criteria with prompts for self-assessment; and a list of resources for further information. Unit creation, planning, and adaptation are easier than ever with the accompanying downloadable resources, including the UbD template set up as a fillable PDF form, additional worksheets, examples, and FAQs about the module topics that speak to UbD novices and veterans alike. The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units offers instructional modules on how to refine units created using Understanding by Design (UbD) and how to effectively review the units using self-assessment and peer review, along with observation and supervision. The Guide builds on The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units, and it presents the following components for each module: narrative discussion of key ideas in the module; exercises, worksheets, and design tips; examples of unit designs; review criteria for self- and peer assessment; and references for further information. Additional resources, including worksheets, examples, and FAQs, are available as downloadable forms.
📒Understanding By Design ✍ Grant P. Wiggins
📝Understanding by Design Book Synopsis : Presents a multifaceted model of understanding, which is based on the premise that people can demonstrate understanding in a variety of ways.
📒Essential Questions ✍ Jay McTighe
📝Essential Questions Book Synopsis : What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.
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📒Schooling By Design ✍ Grant P. Wiggins
📝Schooling by Design Book Synopsis : Provides a school reform strategy which focuses on a long-term mission; curriculum and assessment framework; set principles of learning; structures, policies, and staff that follow the mission; ongoing feedback and adjustments; and an effective planning process.
📒Solving 25 Problems In Unit Design ✍ Jay McTighe
📝Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design Book Synopsis : 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.
📒Integrating Differentiated Instruction Understanding By Design ✍ Carol A. Tomlinson
📝Integrating Differentiated Instruction Understanding by Design Book Synopsis : Shows how to combine two effective frameworks to provide a comprehensive approach to ensure all students are learning at maximum levels.
📒The Principal S Guide To Curriculum Leadership ✍ Richard D. Sorenson
📝The Principal s Guide to Curriculum Leadership Book Synopsis : This guide walks headteachers through the curriculum development and renewal process with a focus on integrating standards. Includes case studies, activities, and curriculum models.
📒Teaching Writing In The Content Areas ✍ Vicki Urquhart
📝Teaching Writing in the Content Areas Book Synopsis : Offers strategies and practical tools to integrate writing assignments into math, science, art, and social studies.
📒The Perfect Assessment System ✍ Rick Stiggins
📝The Perfect Assessment System Book Synopsis : It’s time to move our assessment practices from the 1950s to the century we’re living in. It’s time to invest in our teachers and local school leaders instead of in more tests. It’s time to help all students understand how to unleash their strengths and gain a sense of themselves as learners capable of choosing their own paths to success. In The Perfect Assessment System, Rick Stiggins calls for the ground-up redevelopment of assessment in U.S. education. Speaking from more than 40 years of experience in the field—and speaking for all learners who hope to succeed, the teachers who want them to succeed, and the local school leaders whose aspirations for success have been thwarted by assessment traditions—Stiggins maps out the adjustments in practice and culture necessary to generate both accurate accountability data and the specific evidence of individual mastery that will support sound instructional decision making and better learning in the classroom. He addresses ▪ Assessment purpose—how (and why) to clarify the reason for every assessment and the users it will serve. ▪ Learning targets to be assessed—how to make sure we focus on the right competencies and set consistent definitions of success. ▪ Assessment quality—how to ensure every assessment, at every level, is an excellent one. ▪ Communication of assessment results—how to share information in ways that best support diverse purposes. ▪ Assessment impact—how to link assessment to truly productive, universal student motivation. We have not yet begun to explore assessment’s true potential to enhance both school quality and student well-being. Stiggins kicks off this critical conversation and charts a course for a new system that promises much higher levels of student success at a fraction of our current testing costs. The door is open for assessment reform; here is a bold plan for getting it right.
📒What S So Great About Art Anyway ✍ Rachel Branham
📝What s So Great About Art Anyway Book Synopsis : Inviting readers to examine schools and teaching with a critical lens, this visually and conceptually captivating graphic novel advocates for arts education in schools. At the center of this work is the authors memoir as a young high school art teacher in the public school system. Through engaging (and frequently funny) anecdotes centered on classroom life, mixed with discussions of education policy and reform, readers explore teacher/student relationships, testing and accountability, 21st-century learning, and the history and purpose of art education. Branhams personal narrative of challenges and triumphs demonstrate why art education should be preserved as a core subject if students are to understand the connection between creativity, critical thinking, and other higher-order skills. Whats So Great About Art, Anyway? is a refreshing book for everyoneparticularly for in-service teachersand is a smart foundational text in arts education and introduction to teaching courses. This delightful graphic novel will challenge all teachers and prospective educators to think more deeply about their practicethe craft, the science, and, yes, the art of teaching. From the Foreword by William Ayers, author of To Teach: The Journey, in Comics (with Ryan Alexander-Tanner) With a contagious passion, a dynamic pen, and a generous wit, Rachel Braham returns art to its rightful place in our schoolsthe beating heart of the education our children deserve. What's So Great About Art, Anyway? isnt just for art educators; its for all of us. Adam Bessie, Diablo Valley College, co-author of graphic report The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum (with Dan Archer) This visually and conceptually captivating book blazes new territory in the tradition of teacher memoirs, while reminding us of the vital importance of art education in our schools. Gregory Michie, Chicago teacher, author of Holler If You Hear Me This book is refreshing! Branham's ideas are purposefully provocative, and she expresses them through a popular medium. Laurel Campbell, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
📒Making Standards Useful In The Classroom ✍ Robert J. Marzano
📝Making Standards Useful in the Classroom Book Synopsis : It's true that state standards often have way too much content and aren't written in a way that enhances classroom instruction and formative assessment. That's why this guide is invaluable for any educator who wants to ensure that standards actually lead to higher student achievement. The authors give you good reasons for why some content standards should be dropped and explain how benchmark statements in standards should be rewritten. Learn how to sequence content and set up grading scales that help facilitate formative assessment and effective instruction. And get clear steps for unpacking and converting standards into guidelines that are much more useful to classroom teachers. To implement this book's much more efficient approach, the authors included over 240 pages of detailed scoring scales and sample measurement topics for k-8 science, math, language arts, social studies, and critical life skills topics for elementary through high school students.
📒Getting Started With Rigorous Curriculum Design ✍ Larry Ainsworth
📝Getting Started with Rigorous Curriculum Design Book Synopsis : School districts are now successfully implementing the Rigorous Curriculum Design process to redesign their curricula to fulfill the promise of the Common Core and prepare students for success on the coming national assessments. Each chapter of Getting Started With Rigorous Curriculum Design will provide educators with “collective wisdom” — insights and ideas to enrich and expand understandings they may not have yet come to on their own.
📒Backwards Planning ✍ Harriet Isecke
📝Backwards Planning Book Synopsis : "Most educators recognize the importance of setting clear instructional goals. But how do you reach those goals once you've set them? With practical advice and models, this resource helps you increase student achievement through a systematic approach to lesson design. Learn how to identify enduring understandings, set goals, establish benchmarks, and monitor progress to move your students to mastery of standards, while differentiating to meet their diverse needs. Begin moving forward by planning backwards!"
📒Curriculum 21 ✍ Heidi Hayes Jacobs
📝Curriculum 21 Book Synopsis : "What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your school's curriculum and the program you use are preparing your students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them for today?" With those provocative questions, author and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a powerful case for overhauling, updating, and injecting life into the K-12 curriculum. Sharing her expertise as a world-renowned curriculum designer and calling upon the collective wisdom of 10 education thought leaders, Jacobs provides insight and inspiration in the following key areas: * Content and assessment--How to identify what to keep, what to cut, and what to create, and where portfolios and other new kinds of assessment fit into the picture. * Program structures--How to improve our use of time and space and groupings of students and staff. * Technology--How it's transforming teaching, and how to take advantage of students' natural facility with technology. * Media literacy--The essential issues to address, and the best resources for helping students become informed users of multiple forms of media. * Globalization--What steps to take to help students gain a global perspective. * Sustainability--How to instill enduring values and beliefs that will lead to healthier local, national, and global communities. * Habits of mind--The thinking habits that students, teachers, and administrators need to develop and practice to succeed in school, work, and life. The answers to these questions and many more make Curriculum 21 the ideal guide for transforming our schools into what they must become: learning organizations that match the times in which we live.
📒Teach Like A Champion Field Guide 2 0 ✍ Doug Lemov
📝Teach Like a Champion Field Guide 2 0 Book Synopsis : The must-have companion workbook to the bestselling Teach Like a Champion 2.0 Teach Like a Champion Field Guide 2.0 is the teacher's hands-on guide to improving their craft. In Teach Like a Champion 2.0, veteran teaching coach Doug Lemov updated, improved upon, and replaced the original edition of this global bestseller, setting forth 62 of the most rigorously vetted and critically observed teaching techniques around. Field Guide 2.0 is a practical workbook for these 62 techniques, outlining all the tools a teacher needs to make champion teaching a reality in their classroom starting now. Coauthored by fellow educators Joaquin Hernandez and Jennifer Kim, the book is a practical guide for adapting the techniques to fit classrooms and teachers everywhere. With over 75 video clips of the techniques in play and 100+ field-tested activities to boot, Field Guide 2.0 is the professional development tool every school leader dreams of. It's the teaching playbook that every teacher, principal, and coach should have in their library, chock-full of actionable tools that unlock a teacher's potential so they can push their students to do the same! The updated '2.0' version of Teach Like a Champion written to update, improve upon and replace the original Just like Teach Like a Champion Field Guide helped educators put the original 49 techniques into practice, Field Guide 2.0 is the ultimate resource for the 62 techniques in Teach Like a Champion 2.0. They're the most rigorous, champion-vetted techniques yet and this book takes you through them from top to bottom with the kind of clarity and breadth you've come to expect from the experts at Teach Like a Champion. The book includes: Practical approaches to each of the 62 techniques 75+ video clips with analysis of the techniques in play in the classroom Hands-on activities to bring the 62 techniques from the page into the classroom Teach Like a Champion 2.0 is a book by educators for educators. It's about giving teachers what they need to share their strengths so that every teacher, from first year rookie to third-year veteran, can approach their classes with the skills they need for their students to succeed. Teach Like a Champion Field Guide 2.0 is the indispensable guide to getting there, one technique at a time.
📒Diversity And Equity In Science Education ✍ Okhee Lee
📝Diversity and equity in science education Book Synopsis : Two leading science educators provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-field analysis of current trends in the research, policy, and practice of science education. This book offers valuable insights into why gaps in science achievement among racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic groups persist, and points toward practical means of narrowing or eliminating these gaps. Lee and Buxton examine instructional practices, science curriculum materials (including computer technology), assessment, teacher education, school organization, federal and state policies, and home-school connections. The book synthesized the emerging body of research in the field of science education and its application to practice and policy and features an analysis of major science education initiatives, interventions, and programs that have been successful with non-mainstream students.
📒How To Coach Teachers Who Don T Think Like You ✍ Bonnie M. Davis
📝How to Coach Teachers Who Don t Think Like You Book Synopsis : This how-to resource encourages teachers to write and reflect upon their practices in a unique approach to coaching that bridges content areas and honors distinctive learning styles.
📒The Together Teacher ✍ Maia Heyck-Merlin
📝The Together Teacher Book Synopsis : An essential guide for over-scheduled teachers Maia Heyck-Merlin helps teachers build the habits, customize the tools, and create space to become a Together Teacher. This practical resource shows teachers how to be effective and have a life! Author and educator Maia Heyck-Merlin explores the key habits of Together Teachers—how they plan ahead, organize work and their classrooms, and how they spend their limited free time. The end goal is always strong outcomes for their students. So what does Together, or Together Enough, look like? To some teachers it might mean neat filing systems. To others it might mean using time efficiently to get more done in fewer minutes. Regardless, Together Teachers all rely on the same skills. In six parts, the book clearly lays out these essential skills. Heyck-Merlin walks the reader through how to establish simple yet successful organizational systems. There are concrete steps that every teacher can implement to achieve greater stability and success in their classrooms and in their lives. Contains templates and tutorials to create and customize a personal organizational system and includes a companion website: www.thetogetherteacher.com Recommends various electronic or online tools to make a teacher's school day (and life!) more efficient and productive Includes a Reader's Guide, a great professional development resource; teachers will answer reflection questions, make notes about habits, and select tools that best match individual needs and preferences Ebook customers can access CD contents online. Refer to the section in the Table of Contents labeled, Download CD/DVD Content, for detailed instructions.