Understanding by Design® (UbD)


Using the acclaimed Understanding by Design® framework from the renowned work of co-authors Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins, Eduplanet21 offers an innovative and comprehensive curriculum design platform that provides educators with a robust set of resources to design effective and engaging curriculum units, and the tools needed to further enhance professional learning.

Eduplanet21 platform software

Our Commitment to Understanding by Design®


At Eduplanet21, we are committed to helping schools develop a coherent, guaranteed, and viable curriculum by providing you with a cutting-edge software platform that meets the specific and ever-changing needs of education.

We provide educators, schools, and districts the resources needed to successfully train staff on Understanding by Design®; the tools needed to write, share, and review backwards design units; and software to design backward design units and view curriculum both horizontally and vertically.

Learn how to create a robust curriculum with UbD

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Designed in Partnership with Jay McTighe


Our resources were developed in partnership with Jay McTighe, co-author of the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design® (UbD) series. As a strategic partner of Eduplanet21, Jay provides invaluable guidance, support, and counsel in developing resources that support the ever-changing needs of educators. His partnership has allowed us to offer the only licensed Understanding by Design® software available today.

Goals UbD Supports


Jay’s professional efforts are devoted to six inter-related educational goals which are an integral component of our UbD Software Platform:

  Improving the quality of student thinking

  Mapping the curriculum around “big ideas” and essential questions

  Developing 21st Century Skills fo critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration

  Creating performance assessments for measuring what matters most

  Engaging students in meaningful learning around authentic task

  Teaching for understanding and transfer