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A Blizzard of Winter Activities

By | December 16th, 2016|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

A Blizzard of Winter Activities Winter is here. There’s a chill in the air, snow is beginning to fall, and the nights are getting colder. To help you prepare for the winter days ahead, we shoveled up over 50 cross-curricular activities and resources that will help you re-energize your students and bring some winter wonder [...]

Announcing Version 4.0

By | December 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Announcing Version 4.0 Over the past year, our team has been hard at work planning and building version 4.0, our newly integrated software platform with enhanced features and functionality. Version 4.0 will be released Monday, January 23, 2017. Enterprise Platform Integration  Our new platform brings you the opportunity to [...]

Join the Learning Personalized Institute

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Meet Individual Student Needs with the Learning Personalized Institute Join the New Learning Personalized Institute Today Personalized learning is a progressively student-driven model that allows students to take control of their education and meet their individual needs. Eduplanet21 is pleased to announce the release of the Learning Personalized Institute, brought to you by authors Allison [...]

Eduplanet21 Supports The Valley Network

By | August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , , , , , , |

Appalacia Intermediate Unit 8 Schools Transform Professional Learning Eduplanet21 is pleased to support Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, Conemaugh Valley and Blacklick Valley School Districts as they transform their professional learning by creating an online ecosystem of connected educators. Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, worked closely with Conemaugh Valley and Blacklick Valley School Districts to create “The [...]

Creating Coherent, Guaranteed, and Viable Curriculum

By | July 19th, 2016|Categories: Understanding by Design|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creating Coherent, Guaranteed, and Viable Curriculum Is Easier Than Ever Understanding by Design Institute Coming This September Students succeed when educators start with the end goal in mind. This backward design approach allows educators to create deliberate and focused unit design choice, laying the foundation for Grant Wiggins' and Jay McTighe's internationally respected and widely [...]

Avon Public Schools: A Case Study

By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Testimonials|Tags: , , , , |

How Avon Public Schools transformed their logistical nightmare into accessible, consistent and viable units. In August of 2012, Avon Public Schools, located in Avon, Connecticut, began the process of updating their district curricula to utilize the Understanding by Design® framework. As the curriculum evolved for the disciplines under review, storing and accessing all of the [...]

Back to School: Six Activities for the First Week

By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

Back to School: Six Activities for the First Week The start of a new school year can be an exciting yet scary time for students. Students are anxious to see who will be in their class, catch up with friends, and learn their schedule. Creating a happy and relaxing classroom culture during the first [...]

Looking to advance your curriculum?

By | June 8th, 2016|Categories: Announcements, Understanding by Design|Tags: , , , , |

Looking to Advance your curriculum? Support curriculum design with the UbD® Unit Planner Can you envision a school where educators consistently align their curriculum with the latest teaching strategies, use a common curriculum language that sends a clear and consistent message to students, and share best practices with one another and other schools? Unit Planner [...]

Six Resources to Infuse Curriculum with Global Content

By | April 11th, 2016|Categories: Curriculum|Tags: , , , , |

Six Resources to Infuse Curriculum with Global Content The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a leading advocacy organization of educators and business, community, and government leaders, has identified global awareness as a core skill that all students need to acquire. The Partnership defines global awareness as the ability to understand global issues, learn from [...]

Eduplanet21 Acquires Understanding by Design® Software Platform

By | February 24th, 2016|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , , , |

Eduplanet21 Acquires Understanding by Design® Software Platform Educational Technology Company Eduplanet21 expands its digital platform of professional learning resources through the acquisition of UBD’s Unit Planner and the expertise of Jay McTighe. Eduplanet21 announces its acquisition of the Understanding by Design® (UBD) software platform, Unit Planner, and welcomes UBD’s co-author, Jay McTighe as [...]