Week Four
Differentiated Instruction (DI) and Understanding by Design (UbD) -
Translating Theory Into Action

Week four introduces the concept of curriculum mapping and is followed by a discussion of how participants’ districts use that tool or others, to align standards across the grade levels and curriculum areas.

Participants will begin by working on the activity they identified using the on-line template in week 3. They will be introduced to some new tools to gauge the effectiveness of their design. The final project requirements will also be discussed.


4.1 Lesson template.
4.2 Using ‘the equalizer’.
4.3 Using a DI evaluation checklist.
4.4 Participants discuss final project.
4.5 Curriculum Mapping: A PowerPoint Introduction
4.6 Discussion of local alignment efforts.