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Unit Planning

Intro to UbD Backwards Planning This short paper provides a summary of the three stages of Backwards Planning from the Understanding by Design model of Wiggins and McTighe. UbD guides teachers in powerful and meaningful unit planning.

Establish Unit Learning Goals— Design Assessments— Plan and teach lessons toward Learning Goals— Give Assessments—Re-establish Learning Goals if necessary— & Repeat….

 

C3 Teachers Inquiry Design Models

Sample C3 Inquiry Unit Plan on French Revolution Many schools across the U.S. have embraced the UbD model for unit planning over the past decade. Since the C3 Frameworks were developed in 2013, many states have used UbD to design Model Units to allow students to learn content using the Inquiry Arc. Here is a sample from New York State.