Understanding by Design



The Understanding by Design® framework (UbD™ framework) offers a planning process and structure to guide curriculum, assessment, and instruction. Its two key ideas are contained in the title: 1) focus on teaching and assessing for understanding and learning transfer, and 2) design curriculum “backward” from those ends.1

Here are some ways to learn about UbD:

Here are some UbD resources:

1McTighe, J., & Wiggins, G. (2012). Understanding by Design framework. ASCD.  https://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/siteASCD/publications/UbD_WhitePaper0312.pdf