Schooling by Design: Mission, Action, and Achievement

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/2007

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Now you can apply Understanding by Design?ASCD's renowned framework for results-based curriculum and assessment?to your entire systemwide school improvement. UbD authors Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe describe how to start with your school's mission and goals and develop a powerful school improvement plan focused on desired results. Learn how to use UbD's backward-design process to determine the evidence for your plan's success and to plan improvement steps in instruction and leadership roles. Wiggins and McTighe explain: * Why to refocus your school on the goals of understanding and transfer rather than low-level knowledge and discrete skills * How to organize curriculum and assessment for accomplishment-based learning * How to determine the teachers? role in the instructional process based on desired learning accomplishments * Which job functions are most critical for the academic leader * What's holding schools back from entering a new era of effectiveness

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