Gagnon and Collay encourage educators to rethink teaching by challenging their beliefs about knowledge and learning in Designing for Learning. The Constructivist Leader (2nd Ed.) provides educational leaders a conceptual framework for leadership defined as reciprocal, purposeful learning in community.
- Understanding by Design (UbD)-Understanding by Design® (UbD™) is a framework for improving student achievement. Emphasizing the teacher's critical role as a designer of student learning, UbD™ works within the standards-driven curriculum to help teachers clarify learning goals, devise revealing assessments of student understanding, and craft effective and engaging learning activities.
- What is UbD? Grant Wiggins Answers, with Video Cases (15 min. YouTube Video)
Project Based Learning at New Tech High@ Coppell
- Project Based Learning-a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. Wit this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subject they're studying.
- Edutopia: An Introduction to Project-Based Learning (3:30 min YouTube Video)