• Recommended:  Produced by the MA DOE in conjunction with a statewide curriculum project, this video describes the UbD design process.  View MA UbD Videos  

  • A collection of UbD videos   View Videos

  • Jay discusses the Understanding by Design® framework  View video

  • Grant Wiggins presents an introduction to Understanding by Design®                                  – Part 1 – View video     – Part 2 – View video

  •  Short videos on the new Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units (ASCD 2011). In these videos, Jay and Grant discuss the changes to the UbD template and highlight some features of the new design guide.

    • Jay’s author’s page  View

    • Grant’s author’s page  View

  •  A short video introduction to  Understanding by Design®View video

  •  Understanding by Design® is introduced through commentary by teachers and administrators.   View video

  •  Jay and Grant discuss Essential Questions.   View video

  • Podcast “Using Essential Questions to Uncover Content and Spark Thinking”  Click to hear podcast

  • Grant Wiggins on Formative Assessment and Character Development  View video

  • Jay McTighe talks with EL editor in chief Marge Scherer about the promises and challenges of the Common Core State Standards.  View video

  • Free video program from The Arts in Every Classroom Series – “Using UbD to Design Multi-Arts Curriculum Units”  View video

  • Jay discusses the challenges of trying to learn to surf.   View Video

  • Jay discusses a transformative moment from his early teaching career.  View video

  • Just for fun – a UbD rap created by a teacher!  View Video

• Video examples of teaching Argumentation in high school mathematics.  View videos

 • A video example of engaging teaching in a U.S. History course. U.S. History Video

Dr. David Perkins discusses “Understanding”

Harvard Physics professor Dr. Erik Mazur discusses his interactive lecture methods and teaching for understanding

An inspiring video about Project Based Learning from the founders of High Tech High

Ron Berger discusses “good work” through authentic learning

Dr. Rick Stiggins on classroom assessment

Dan Meyer’s classic Ted Talk

A fascinating Ted Talk about Understanding as shifting Perspective using Mathematics as the example

A World History discusses his teaching method using Essential Questions and a focus on Transfer Goals

135 Videos on Student-Centered Discussions from the Teaching Channel

The New York City BOE offers an informative video that describes the use of Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) framework for teaching and assessing the Common Core Standards.

An excellent resource for teachers from PBS media. Click on the following link (free registration required):

Introductory video on Defined STEM, a resource for project-based learning.

Project based learning replaces lectures for an AP Government course

A short series of videos on the brain from NBC LEARN