Monday, July 27, 2009

Professional Development in Understanding by Design

In the late Spring of 2009 I administered a survey to all participants (n = 34) of the Understanding by Design workshop. Participants included curriculum committee members and district administrators. Here are the results of one question in particular I asked which focused on professional development, specifically, utilizing the Understanding by Design (UbD) format. The specific wording of the question was: We are considering entering into a 1-3 year commitment with ASCD for district wide professional development in Understanding by Design. Specifically, for teachers/administrators who were NOT involved with the curriculum committee. This will include multiple and progressively more involved workshops over a single year for multiple years. What do you think?

In total, 90.9% of the respondents agreed that Understanding by Design and entering into a professional development agreement with ASCD was a good idea.

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