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

Three Lessons for Teachers from Grant Wiggins by @jaymctighe #edchat

My thoughts in @edutopia on how to design engaging assignments as inspired by @jaymctighe. And thanks to @wisemancometh for the clarity! #wwprsd

This research may make you rethink your classroom approach… h/t @judywillis

12 specific ways of making modifying classroom space for today's learners

March 12, over 70 @SASchina teacher leaders working on iur curriculum alignment, developing transfer goals based on the @jaymctighe approach.


A clever article linking three common, dysfunctional grading practices to Star Wars episodes!

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