Great Schools Partnership

Effective Unit Design in a Proficiency-Based System

Webinar Date: June 15, 2017

Presenters: Tony Burks, GSP senior associate, Craig Kesselheim, GSP senior associate + Kelly Roman, English teacher, O.H. Platt High School, Meriden, CT

So you have defined your standards and performance indicators. But now what? Is designing an instructional unit in a proficiency-based system really any different from the way we’ve been designing units all along?

In this webinar we will outline some of the essential design features of a proficiency-based unit, utilizing the Understanding by Design model developed by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. Our guest presenter, Kelly Roman, will walk through an exemplar humanities unit that she built using the GSP unit planning template.

Our hope is that this 30 minute presentation will provide resources to support K-12 viewers’ ongoing learning and planning.

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