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Join Grant Wiggins and his team for an engaging and thought-provoking workshop in Understanding by Design®. These hands-on workshops will enable all participants to leave with both understanding and skill in the design of learning. Save your seat right now! Credit card, purchase order, and check accepted.

Autumn Sessions October 15th and 16th

1-Day Understanding by Design ®
October 15th, 2014  
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1-Day Unpacking the Common Core with UbD
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2-Day Combined Registration
(Understanding by Design® + Unpacking the Common Core)
October 15 & 16, 2014  

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Self-paced, professional development courses designed by Grant Wiggins, co-creator of Understanding by Design®

Each course contains video case studies, presentations narrated by Grant Wiggins, exercises, and detailed text on design issues and concepts.

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We pride ourselves on honoring each client's individuality and design interactive, engaging, and powerful workshops that build upon your team's strengths and limit areas of need.

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What works, what doesn't,
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Granted, but...

Grant Wiggins
5 unfortunate misunderstandings that almost all educators have about Bloom’s Taxonomy.
March 04, 2015

Admit it: you only read the list of the six levels of the Taxonomy, not the whole book that explains …

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Granted, But... Dozens of EQs from a vital source

Granted, But... Maybe we don’t understand what readers really do – and why it matters

Granted, But... The baby and the bathwater – further thoughts on not just DI, but many reform failures

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