By Jon Hinthorne

I remember my first professional development day in 2007 like it was yesterday, when our Principal and two teacher leaders led us through an Understanding by Design workshop.

“Don’t try to implement all of this tomorrow!” they said to us to try to get us to not be overwhelmed by the new methodology we were learning about. Grant Wiggins and Jay Mctighe are noted leaders in the education field around this Understanding by Design framework. It certainly made my planning of units and lessons more purposeful and connected to authentic learning experiences for my students. …

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