Atlas is engineered to encompass the backwards design methodology developed by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. The technology Atlas incorporates facilitates this process as outlined and described in their book, Understanding by Design.
"To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you're going so that you better understand where you are now so that the steps you take are always in the right direction."
-Stephen R. Covey
The Seven Habits of
Highly Effective People