Virtual Consultations Now Available!

Including webinars, curriculum & assessment reviews, and Q&A sessions.

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

UbD + Eduplanet21

Online modules on Performance Tasks – Design & Use

Follow Jay McTighe on Twitter

The Backwards Podcast: Reverse Engineer any Goal. Jay McTighe, co-author of Understanding by Design,® describes the "backward design" process for curriculum planning – for both unit planning by teachers as well as for systemic, 12–preK curriculum design.

iCivics offers new resources to teach students how to evaluate and vet news sources – a basic skill in today's world of "alternative facts" and conspiracy theories!

Thank you for sharing @Catlin_Tucker This is such an important topic! I agree that authentic tasks are crucial!

Teachers are overwhelmed by the pressure to “cover it all” when it comes to content and curriculum. Listen as @Catlin_Tucker talks with author and educator, @jaymctighe, about how you can step back and prioritize what matters. #edchat #k12 #education

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