When you consider what goals you have for your students in a course or unit and plan backward, it ensures that you fully equip your students to meet those goals. Considering Fink’s guide and UbD, a course or unit can be rich in understanding and empower students to own their learning. Below is my UbD plan for my 6th grade learners using reading response and how will incorporate the ePortfolio with regard to standards.
Wiggins & McTighe’s Understanding by Design (UbD) template aids the educator as a means of developing courses and units that consider backward planning. It thoroughly incorporates established goals, invites thought to plan evidence that goals have been met, as well as incorporating a learning plan. It is very analogous to the requirements of my unit planning and compliments what I should be doing in my own planning.