Understanding by Design Simplified

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Mark Fullmer
http://writing.markfullmer.com
According to DepEd…
1.
“Society is changing, and our students
need to keep up”
2.
“National achievement scores indicate an
‘Educational Crisis’ in the Philippines”
2010 Secondary Education Curriculum Guide in English. March 26, 2010. 2010 National Secondary Education
Curriculum ('UbD curriculum'). http://eduphil.org/forum/ubd-rbec-nsec-bec-psslc-pelc-etc-materials-t2927.html
Traditional Planning
“Backward Design” (UbD)
“Teachers start curriculum
planning with activities and
textbooks instead of
identifying classroom
learning goals and planning
towards that goal.
“Teacher start with
classroom outcomes and
then plans the curriculum,
choosing activities and
materials that help
determine student ability
and foster student learning.
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Write lesson plan & choose materials
Design assessment
Determine grading criteria
Identify what students learned
Reflect on what students should learn
Step One
RESULTS
What do I want my
students to learn?
Objectives
Content & Skills
Step Two
ASSESSMENT
How will I know if my
students have learned?
Output
Criteria
Step Three
LESSON PLAN
How will I teach them
what they need to know?
Activities
Materials
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
VII.
Objectives
Content/Materials
Procedures/Strategy
Motivator
Activities
1.
2.
3.
4.
Evaluation
Homework
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
VII.
Objectives
Subject Area
Explore
Firm Up
Deepen
Transfer
Evaluation
What do I want them to learn?
What’s the topic?
What do they know? What’s new?
Give examples, reinforce learning
Extend to Higher Order Thinking
How can students apply knowledge?
How do I know students learned?
Previous Lesson Plan
I. Objectives
II. Content/Materials
III. Procedures/Strategy
IV. Motivator
V. Activities
VI. Evaluation
VII.Homework
UbD Format
I. Objectives same
II. Subject Area same
III. Explore combined
IV. Firm Up
V. Deepen
new
new
VI. Transfer
VII. Evaluation
reordered
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Curriculum
Textbooks
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Order of Planning
Emphasis on Critical Thinking
Terminology:
Higher Order Thinking Skills = Facets of Understanding
Higher Order Thinking Skills Facets of Understanding
Evaluation / Creating
Self-Knowledge
Synthesis / Evaluating
Empathy
Analysis / Analysing
Perspective
Application / Applying
Apply
Comprehension / Understanding
Interpret
Knowledge / Remembering
Explain

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