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Wiggins, Grant P. 1950-

Overview
Works: 145 works in 415 publications in 5 languages and 17,564 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Educational films  Textbooks  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Consultant, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: LB2806.15, 375.001
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Most widely held works by Grant P Wiggins
Understanding by design by Grant P Wiggins( Book )

60 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is understanding and how does it differ from knowledge? How can we determine the big ideas worth understanding? Why is understanding an important teaching goal, and how do we know when students have attained it? How can we create a rigorous and engaging curriculum that focuses on understanding and leads to improved student performance in today s high-stakes, standards-based environment? Authors Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe answer these and many other questions in this second edition of Understanding by Design. Drawing on feedback from thousands of educators around the world who have used the UbD framework since its introduction in 1998, the authors have greatly revised and expanded their original work to guide educators across the K 16 spectrum in the design of curriculum, assessment, and instruction. With an improved UbD Template at its core, the book explains the rationale of backward design and explores in greater depth the meaning of such key ideas as essential questions and transfer tasks. Readers will learn why the familiar coverage- and activity-based approaches to curriculum design fall short, and how a focus on the six facets of understanding can enrich student learning. With an expanded array of practical strategies, tools, and examples from all subject areas, the book demonstrates how the research-based principles of Understanding by Design apply to district frameworks as well as to individual units of curriculum. Combining provocative ideas, thoughtful analysis, and tested approaches, Understanding by Design, 2nd edition, offers teacher-designers a clear path to the creation of curriculum that ensures better learning and a more stimulating experience for students and teachers alike
Assessing student performance : exploring the purpose and limits of testing by Grant P Wiggins( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is assessment and how does testing differ from it? Why will a move to performance tests, by itself, not provide us with an adequate system of student assessment? How might we better "test our tests" beyond the technical standards that now apply? And why won't increased national testing offer us the accountability of schools we so sorely need? In this book, Grant P. Wiggins clarifies the limits of testing in an assessment system. Beginning with the premise that student assessment should improve performance, not just audit it, Wiggins analyzes some time-honored but morally and intellectually problematic practices in test design, such as the use of secrecy, distracters, scoring on a curve, and formats that allow for no explanation by students of their answers. He explains how many test-design standards serve technical experts and their needs rather than students and their interests. And he discusses how useful and timely feedback is an absolute requirement of any authentic test. By showing us that assessment is more than testing and intellectual performance is more than right answers, Wiggins points the way toward new systems of assessment that more closely examine students' habits of mind and provide teachers and policy makers with more useful and credible feedback
Educative assessment : designing assessments to inform and improve student performance by Grant P Wiggins( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the elements of educative, or learning-centered, assessment; presents a logical order and criteria for considering assessment design elements; and looks at the implications of the design work
Essential questions : opening doors to student understanding by Jay McTighe( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. ... Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education."--Publisher description
The understanding by design guide to creating high-quality units by Grant P Wiggins( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide is intended for K-16 educators either individuals or groups who may have received some training in Understanding by Design and want to continue their work independently; those who've read Understanding by Design and want to design curriculum units but have no access to formal training; graduate and undergraduate students in university curriculum courses; and school and district administrators, curriculum directors, and others who facilitate Understanding by Design work with staff. Users can go through the modules in sequence or skip around, depending on their previous experience with UbD and their preferred curriculum design style or approach. Unit creation, planning, and adaptation are easier than ever with the accompanying downloadable resources, including the Understanding by Design template set up as a fillable PDF form, additional worksheets, examples, and FAQs about the module topics that speak to Understanding by Design novices and veterans alike
Understanding by design handbook by Jay McTighe( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, p, e, i, s, t
Schooling by design : mission, action, and achievement by Grant P Wiggins( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a school reform strategy which focuses on a long-term mission; curriculum and assessment framework; set principles of learning; structures, policies, and staff that follow the mission; ongoing feedback and adjustments; and an effective planning process
Understanding by design( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experts Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe explain the six facets of understanding and guide you through the steps of designing curricular units that promote students' deep content understanding. Interviews with teachers describe real-world applications of the unit-planning process. Classroom scenes show how the design process helps improve learning experiences and performance assessments in every grade level. Give teachers and other audiences a fascinating overview of the powerful concepts in Understanding by Design and help them design curriculum units that promote understanding
The understanding by design guide to advanced concepts in creating and reviewing units by Grant P Wiggins( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume features a set of hands-on modules containing worksheets, models, and self-assessments that are essential for building more polished and powerful units"--
Prentice Hall literature( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prentice Hall Literature combines fresh, contemporary selections with classic favorites. This student edition delivers explicit instruction within a student-friendly design to create the new standard for today's literature classroom. Prentice Hall Literature is organized around Big Questions and on the Understanding by Design model by Grant Wiggins. Grant worked closely with the Pearson editorial team on developing the unit Big Questions. The Big Question is introduced at the beginning of each unit and is integrated into the unit with activities, videos and assessments. It provides unity and focus to both the content and the instruction throughout the unit. - Publisher
Essential questions( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fastest, easiest way to help teachers unlock the big ideas in your curriculum and unleash your students' thinking skills is to show this new video about incorporating essential questions into instruction. Based on the best-selling ASCD book, Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student Understanding, authors Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins explain how essential questions used in daily instruction engage more students in thoughtful learning that promotes deeper understandings in all grade levels and subjects. Classrooms scenes in the video showcase best practices for using essential questions to develop independent learners and foster 21st century skills
Unpacking the Common Core Standards : using the UbD framework( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, authors of the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework, discuss with a group of teachers and administrators the key concepts of UbD which apply to implementing the Common Core. They explain how to read and interpret the CCSS document and use the UbD template. They also explore how to introduce the CCSS to a district or school using the UbD framework
The case for authentic assessment by Grant P Wiggins( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding by design study guide by Grant P Wiggins( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding by design : what is understanding?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe discuss the nature of understanding and its implications for teaching. Based on their book of the same title
Prentice Hall literature : the American experience( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prentice Hall economics : principles in action by Arthur O'Sullivan( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solving 25 problems in unit design : how do I refine my units to enhance student learning? by Jay McTighe( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestselling authors Wiggins and McTighe offer 25 ways to improve the design of units and avoid ineffective approaches
Pearson my world geography :( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making the most of Understanding by design by John L Brown( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thousands of educators worldwide are already using Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe's Understanding by Design, UbD, as a framework for designing curriculum units, performance assessments, and instruction that lead students to deep understanding of content. This book, based on data gathered from surveys, interviews, and focus group discussions, reflects what we have learned about effective UbD implementation and explores how schools and districts can leverage UbD principles and strategies to improve student achievement, staff performance, and organizational productivity. Educators who have used the UbD framework for several years in various school settings, present advice, strategies, and processes for using Understanding by Design to design purposeful, coherent curricula; deliver instruction that promotes understanding for all; unpack district standards; expand assessment repertoires; create meaningful and effective professional development and teacher induction programs; sustain a successful process of continuous improvement and strategic planning. Each chapter concludes with organization focused assessment questionnaires and related resources that can help you, as an individual or as a member of a study group or action research team, develop a clear, strategic sense of how to make the most of Understanding by Design as a catalyst for real learning, increased student achievement, and school and district renewal
 
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Educative assessment : designing assessments to inform and improve student performance
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Wiggins , Grant

Wiggins, Grant 1950-

Wiggins, Grant P.

Wiggins, Grant Palmer 1950-

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Assessing student performance : exploring the purpose and limits of testingEducative assessment : designing assessments to inform and improve student performanceThe understanding by design guide to creating high-quality unitsUnderstanding by design handbookSchooling by design : mission, action, and achievementUnderstanding by design study guideMaking the most of Understanding by design