Registration is open for the UbD Summer Conference with Jay McTighe

June 26th - 28th, 2018 in Columbia, MD

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

Online learning paths on Understanding by Design®

Online modules on Performance Tasks – Design & Use

Follow Jay McTighe on Twitter

Resources for engaging learners through Socratic Seminars
Videos from the Teaching Channel
New book by Alexis Wiggins
The Best Class You Never Taught: How Spider Web Discussion Can Turn Students into Learning Leaders

This is why I love using enduring understandings #sschat #21stedchat #historynerd #ubdchat

Three recent reports for education geeks!

The Future of Learning
Skills of the Future: How to Thrive in the Complex New World
Rethinking Learning Assessment

Here is an 11-lesson unit around this Essential question: What is the role of journalism in a democratic society, and how can we become responsible consumers and producers of news and information in the digital age?

Another great web-based resource!
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) has developed a set of task templates & curriculum resources linked to the CCSS E/LA and supporting integration with content from science, social studies & technical subjects.

The talking points on growth mindset are especially valuable in this article. Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset' via @educationweek

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