Using Backwards Design

Planning Effective Unit & Lesson Plans

Begin with the end in mind

  • What are the big ideas students should understand at the end of the unit?
  • Big picture "snapshot"... at the end of the 9 weeks (or unit) students should be able to...
  • Separate the "what is nice to know" from "what is needed to know"

What We've Always Done

Grant Wiggins - Understanding by Design (1 of 2)
Grant Wiggins - Understanding by Design (2 of 2)