Category Archives: Understanding by Design (UbD)

Welcome to the 2010-2011 academic year

New IB publications that address cross programme issues: 1. Holistic Education an interpretation for teachers in the IB programmes An exploration of what this term means in relation to the IB Programmes, especially the Learner Profile. 2. Concurrency of learning … Continue reading

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May Update 2010

1. Improved PD Feedback As many of you have experienced, it can be quite a challenge to provide good feedback of a workshop or a conference. How does one report on a three-day workshop in a thirty minute slot? In … Continue reading

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Fantastic Online Education Journal!

Authentic Education is a website that is run by Grant Wiggins and his team. The site contains insightful monthly articles that related to making education meaningful. The website features a range of columnists that each address issues vital to excellent … Continue reading

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What is a “big idea”?

With the requirements for the PYP planner and the MYP unit planner, many educators around the world are grappling with what the big ideas are. Grant Wiggins, a well respected author and frequent collaborator with Jay McTighe provides some very … Continue reading

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The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

ASCD The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is a large US-based educational group that supports (as indicated by the title) Supervision and Curriculum Development. Many very practical books are published by this association. We have an institutional membership which … Continue reading

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