Understanding by Design

Hertz-Newman, Jenny

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Bowen, Ryan S., (2017). Understanding by Design. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. Retrieved May 2018 from https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/understanding-by-design/.

This is almost like a mini-class in the backwards design model for constructing courses and units of study.  It reminds me of standards based planning/instruction in which instruction is based on the goal of students mastering the standard and lesson follows from that end goal.  This site has both text and video and the main aspects of backwards design are broken down clearly and in an interesting way.  There are also lesson planning templates and ideas for assessment.  I appreciate the focus on design for understanding and critical thinking in this model.

 

One thought on “Understanding by Design

  1. alishadw says:

    This website is a fantastic find. I love that I can watch videos in addition to reading articles. The navigation of the site is user-friendly and is not cluttered. That is very important. I hate when I am trying to get information, and the website is not organized. The templates are amazing. Thank you again for sharing.

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