Understanding by Design

MAPEH teachers together with Ms. Teresa Bayle,
UbD workshop and seminar resource speaker

Every year before the school year starts. The teachers are required to attend seminars or in-service training in order to updates the education curriculum. Yes, this is very important for us to know how and understand well the new methods, strategies to introduce in this particular year. For this year as mandatory by DepEd Department of Education our school, adopt the new curriculum entitled UbD. At first UbD is a strange word for me. I do not know the meaning, purpose and the real essence of applying this UbD. However, with help of seminar sponsored by phoenix publishing house, in-service trining, reading, and co-teachers little by little I learned about UbD.

By its acronym UbD, it stands for Understanding by Design according to the proponents  Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, 2005. The UbD focuses more on performance, assessments and classroom instruction. This is about on teaching for understanding and backwards designing of curriculum. As what I erudite, UbD is a good planning design of curriculum. However, it needs more materials, references, patience and of course time to prepare a lesson compare to a typical teaching instructions. I hope this year we will be given ample time to prepare, familiarize the whole processes of UbD. In addition, feed backing and constant monitoring of this program. This is great help for us to know, if we are on the right track.

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Anonymous said...

Why ? why are we still using u.b.d. in 2nd year high school ? Yet next school year it will not be used?

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