Our Plan in Action: A Video Tour Through Understanding by Design

Most curriculum that's been developed by Burke's teachers over the last four years has one thing in common: Understanding by Design. This framework guides educators through an intentional, thoughtful process as they put together units in their classroom, working backward to achieve a particular learning goal.
Teachers are currently using UbD to design units on Social-Emotional Learning, movers and shakers in San Francisco, grammar, hockey in P.E., service learning, and much more.
But...what does that mean?
Check out this video for a deeper dive into Understanding by Design and what it means for curriculum at Burke's.
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.


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