Grant Wiggins
1950 - 2015

"professional educational troublemaker of longstanding"

Brilliant mind, dearest heart, brave soul

Mission, Action, and Achievement


Authentic Education

Join Jay McTighe and the Authentic Education team for an engaging and thought-provoking workshop in Understanding by Design®. This hands-on workshop 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.

Summer Institute July 2015

2-Day Understanding by Design®
July 7 and 8, 2015  
Hartford, Connecticut
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Understanding by Design® Online Courses
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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Granted, but...

Grant Wiggins
My reply to Willingham, Part 2
May 25, 2015

In part 1 of my reply to Willingham’s article on reading comprehension strategies published recently in the Washington Post, I …

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Granted, But... Part 1 of a reply to Willingham on reading strategies

Granted, But... Some excerpts from PISA Math Results – 15 year olds

Granted, But... My mother’s puzzlement

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