Highly Effective School Library Programs
CDE 21st Century Skills Flyer
AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner
CDE School Librarian Website
School Library Hotline
CASL Facebook Page

CDE Content Standards Resources

Online Searchable Standards
Compilation of each Colorado Standard content area 21st Century Skills Definition
Exploring 21st Century Skills PowerPoint from CDE - ready to use activities for professional development with your staff
CDE Discipline Content Maps by Subject and Grade - Great source of inspiration for "understandings"
Understanding Discipline Content Maps

UBD Resources

Tutorial: Review of UBD and What's New in Version 2.0 (8:12)
Tutorial: UBD Stage 1: Identifying Desired Outcomes (6:01)
Tutorial: UBD Stage 2: The Evidence (5:29)
Tutorial: GRASPS & Quadrant D Learning (9:26)
Tutorial: UBD Stage 3: The Learning Plan (4:03)

UbD Template Version 2.0 (brief form)
Assessment Planning Framework

GRASPS - A strategy for designing "Quadrant D" real-world performance assessments

Transfer Demand Rubric - Evaluating the transfer element in your performance task

Assessment Resources

PBL Checklists
Academy District 20's 21st Century Skills Site
Intel's Assessing Projects Database
Inquiry Quest -- 21st Century Skills Assessment in Action -- Adams12 School District

Examples in Presentation

Video: Self-Direction Formative Assessment by Teacher-Librarian Gina Schaarschmidt and Technology Teacher, Amalia De Ramon, Edith Wolford Elementary

"Helping Students Understand Assessment" by Jan Chappuis, Educational Leadership, November 2005.

Sample Units

**Academy District 20 Innovation Station**

  • "Get Real Public Service Announcement" - by Cris Hardin, Teacher Librarian at Mountain Ridge Middle School and Jennifer Newman, 8th Grade Science
  • "Revolutionary Replica" by Dawn Klock, 5th Grade Teacher, Chinook Trail Elementary


Anamalia WebQuest

"Settlement on Mars" - Middle School Social Studies/Language Arts

"Castle Builders" - High School Math