An experienced educator and noted author, Jay McTighe provides consulting services to schools, districts, regional service agencies and state departments of education. Jay’s professional efforts are devoted to six inter-related educational goals:

• Improving the quality of student thinking

• Mapping the curriculum around “big ideas” and essential questions

• Developing the 21st Century Skills of critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration

• Creating performance assessments for measuring what matters most

• Engaging students in meaningful learning around authentic tasks

• Teaching for understanding and transfer

A popular and effective speaker, Jay McTighe is available for a variety of presentation venues, from Keynote addresses to multi-day workshops. For further information, contact him via e-mail or phone, (410) 531-1610.

Professional Development Resources

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Online modules on Performance Tasks – Design & Use

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Our new book, Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom, is now available!

“Learning to be an effective #digitalcitizen is not something that happens if we don’t actively teach it,” #DigCitCommit #digcit

An excellent resource (the CRAPP Test) and more bogus websites to use I teaching critical viewing!

Here are two "fake" websites that can be used to teach students about the need for thinking critically about digital content:
1. The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
2. The Hazards of the Chemical, DHMO (Chemical symbol for water!)

Here is a useful resource on Formative Assessment from the Michigan Assessment Consortium.

An interesting series of YouTube lectures on history of curriculum in America:

and a contemporary view of modern education from founders of High Tech High:

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