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. We will also share unit examples from a variety of content areas and provide resources to support participants’ ongoing learning and planning.


Jean Haeger, Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership
Mary Hastings, Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership
Melissa Lefebvre, 6th Grade Teacher, Henry Wilson Memorial School, NH
Jennifer Bellavance, ELL Teacher, Revere High School, MA
Asha Chana, ELL Teacher, Revere High School, MA

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m. EST

→ Watch the Webinar (streaming video)
→ Presentation Slides (PDF)
Unit Planning Template w/Guidance (PDF)
Unit Planning Template Stage 1 + 2 Excerpt – 6th grade Civil War Project  (PDF)
Unit Planning Template Stage 3 + 4 Excerpt – High School ELL Research Project (PDF)
→ SRI Tuning Protocol

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