Understanding by Design. Highlights of the Work of Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe by Sandy Stuart-Bayer Lee’s Summit High School Library. Understanding by Design. “Backward Design” focus: Clarify results and evidence of them before designing lessons.
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Highlights of the Work of
Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
Lee’s Summit High School Library
(Think Blume-See handout)
Avoid truisms, facts, definitions!
Asked to be argued
Designed to “uncover” new ideas, views, lines of argument
Set up inquiry, heading to new understandings.
Asked as a reminder, to prompt recall
Designed to “cover” knowledge
Point to a single, straightforward fact-a rhetorical questionEssential vs. leading Q’s
The goal is to answer NO to both!