Veteran classroom English/ELA teachers Literacy specialists for Durham Public Schools Professional development providers Understanding by Design practitioners PLC process supporters Geeks It is… an approach to curriculum unit planning focused on teaching for understanding committed to backward design/mapping based on transparent learning outcomes & expectations It is NOT… a prescriptive program for instructional planning an exclusionary educational philosophy a “cure all” for instructional woes a lesson planning requirement weapon Identify desired results Determine acceptable evidence Plan learning experiences and instruction It is… a collaborative group for instructional planning used to organize teachers into working groups a way to build a sense of community It is NOT… just another thing teachers have to do an excuse to make teachers complete more paperwork a substitute for individual teaching planning time What do we want students to learn? How will we know they are learning it/ have learned it? What do we do if they do not learn it? What do we do if they already know it? UbD PLC Identify desired results What do we want students to learn? Determine acceptable evidence How will we know they are learning it/ have learned it? Plan learning experiences and instruction What do we do if they do not learn it? What do we do if they already know it?