Understanding by Design: Using Backwards Planning
This course introduces the idea of backwards planning when it comes to designing a unit. Students have the chance to participate in the process of “Understanding by Design” (UbD) while creating a unit by designing it backwards with the end in mind first. This involves first analyzing the standards and end goals of a unit and then implementing lessons that meet those standards and goals. By using this backwards design process, there is a much higher chance of students achieving mastery of standards in the classroom.
Students will be able to:
Relevancy to Practice: This course provides educators with the following relevant information to help improve their practice:
This is an online course. Please use course materials emailed to you upon your original registration.
Click here for a preview syllabus for the “graduate level version” of the course. This syllabus applies to students receiving credits from Adams State University or UMass Global or those taking the course for Continuing Education (no credits).
Click here for a preview syllabus for the “Master’s (degree seeking) version” of the course. This syllabus applies to students receiving credits from Colorado State University Pueblo. This version is also graduate level and can be (but does not have to be) used towards an online Master’s degree with CSU Pueblo.
You can cancel a course registration within 30-days and receive a 100% refund, no questions asked.
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Starting at $189.00
*Pricing may not include University Fees. Select option to include fees.
Course fee may or may not include the university’s registration fee depending on the university partner. University fees are not included in the registration fee for Adam’s State University and University of Massachusetts Global.
Those additional fees are:
University of Massachusetts Global: $70/credit
Adam’s State University: $55/credit
Instructions for how to register with your selected University Partner and pay additional fees will be provided after registering with Credits for Teachers.
University fees for Colorado State University Pueblo are included in the course fees.
Please note that we cannot grant refunds for students who have already turned in work for a course, even if it is within the 30-day window.
Students are able to request a full refund of any Credits for Teachers course within 30 days of registration. In order to do so, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name and the course you registered for and we will complete the refund.
Students are able to exchange one course for another within 30 days of registration as long as the course price is the same and the student does not change the university Partner. In order to exchange a course, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, course you have registered for and the course you would like to switch to.
Please note that we cannot exchange a course once for students who have already submitted their course for grading, even if it is within the 30-day window.
Students that would like to transfer their course from one university partner to another may have the opportunity to do so within the first 30 days of registering for a course. In order to transfer your course to a different University Partner, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, the course you are currently registered for and the new University Partner you’d like to switch to.