(00:16-01:00) Essential Learning Questions Introduction
(01:01-01:38) Characteristics of Essential Learning Questions
(01:39-01:57) Examples of Essential Learning Questions
(01:58-02:32) Non-examples of Essential Learning Questions
What is UbD? Grant Wiggins Answers, with Video Cases
This video includes Wiggins' explanation of UbD. In addition, Wiggins includes case studies from schools and classrooms to illustrate UbD in action and its impact on teaching and learning.
12 Ways to Kill Understanding by Design (UbD) from the Start
In this blog post, Grant Wiggins demonstrates common misconceptions about UbD and offers suggestions on how to avoid those pitfalls. For each misconception, Wiggins explains what teachers should do in their practice.
This page offers a snapshot of the criteria for and examples of essential questions from the Greenville School District. This is a useful planning tool for teachers interested in incorporating essential questions into their lesson and unit designs.