Understanding by Design (UbD) Process to be done with NEISD Curriculum
Stage 1: Determine the Desired Results
What do we want students to know?
- Use Transfer Goals as desired outcomes for student habits of learning.
- Essential Questions can be used to develop unit Understandings.
- Essential Content is listed as what students must know and be able to do.
Stage 2: Determine acceptable Evidence of Learning
How will we know if students have learned it?
- Use different assessment types to measure progress towards the desired results for student learning.
- Determine for which desired understanding(s) will a Performance Task be used as evidence.
- Determine for which desired understanding(s) will Writing Prompts be used as evidence.
- Determine for which desired understanding(s) will Selected Response be used as evidence.
- Establish criteria by which the teacher will know if students have learned the desired concepts.
Stage 3: Design the Learning Plan
How will we respond when students haven’t learned?
How do we enrich and extend learning when students have already learned the concept?
- The learning plan begins with a pre-assessment of previously-learned concepts.
- Throughout the development of the concepts, teachers/students use the essential vocabulary
- Teacher clarity defines how students will know the desired learning target and how they know they have learned it (the success criteria).
- Students should be made aware of both the learning target and the success criteria.
- As students advance towards the learning target, the teacher should formatively assess student progress and give students feedback.
- Students who have IEPs can benefit from differentiated instruction that includes graphic organizers and varied co-teaching models.
- English-language learners benefit from differentiated instruction that includes student-use of anchor charts and teacher-use of cognates.
- Students who are ready to extend their learning can benefit from extension problems.
- After the teacher determines the desired learning target and needs of students, teachers can search through resources to design the learning experiences.