Responsive Curriculum Design in Times of Crisis: An Assistant Superintendent’s Journey

When COVID-19 shifted learning from school to home, how did one district leverage their curriculum to create a level of equitable experiences in a digital learning platform? This webinar shares the district-level strategy from Gail Dahling-Hench, Assistant...

The Importance of Understanding by Design®

Jay McTighe, co-author of Understanding by Design® discusses the three-stage process of UbD, called backward design, to be used as a framework for planning and preparing a guaranteed and viable curriculum. Through Understanding by Design, educators are able...

Lessons Learned

Dr. Donna Nestler-Rusack, Assistant Superintendent, and Jodi Kryzanski, Program Director at Avon Public Schools discuss their lessons learned as they journeyed through bringing on a curriculum platform and adopting the Understanding by Design...

The Shift to Understanding by Design®

Dr. Donna Nestler-Rusack, Assistant Superintendent, and Jodi Kryzanski, Program Director at Avon Public Schools discuss their move to and implementation of the Understanding by Design framework. By looking at their curriculum in the lense of what is best for the...

Teacher Buy-In and Transparency in Communication

Before rolling out UbD into their entire district, Christina Wotton, Director of Instruction, gathered a volunteer group of teachers to learn about Understanding by Design (UbD) and mapped out a 4-year curriculum cycle to begin implementing and rolling out their new...