Understanding by Design® and Curriculum Mapping

McTighe-100pxCourse: Understanding by Design® and Curriculum Mapping
Facilitated by: Jay McTighe
Dates: November 14, 2017 and May 10, 2018
Location: Adath Jeshurun Congregation
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Here is a workshop description (below). Here are links to the two books most closely aligned with this workshop:

  • Understanding by Design® and Curriculum Mapping

Time Frame: 2 days

Target Audience: Curriculum directors, subject area specialists, teacher leaders, members of curriculum committees, school-based administrators

Workshop Description:
This workshop explores the mutually beneficial connection between Understanding by Design and curriculum mapping. We will explore the underlying principles of these mutually supportive approaches, and learn practical strategies for constructing more coherent and results-oriented curricula. A variety of excellent Internet-accessible examples and resources will be shared.
More specifically, participants will be actively engaged in examining several key questions:

  • In what ways can Understanding by Design guide curriculum mapping?
  • How can we insure a more coherent curriculum – from the learner’s point of view?
  • How does “backward design” apply to curriculum mapping?
  • What’s wrong with “diary” mapping?
  • How do overarching elements insure a proper curriculum spiraling?
  • What is the role of recurring “cornerstone” assessments in vertical maps?
  • How might we work smarter and more effectively in curriculum planning?