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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What are performance tasks and why should you implement them in the classroom? Click here for explanations from award-winning author and educator, Jay McTighe: https://t.co/Q9rBn3lRSR @jaymctighe #pbl #edchat #pblchat #education

A Really, Really Cool Website For Students Who Think They Hate Math https://t.co/GMh67Q67ZB

I wish that Linda Darling-Hammond were the Secretary of Education!

Here's an article for any educator serving students who speak languages other than English. https://t.co/VED2tsjclK
And our new book, Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom, provides many more ideas!
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Authentic performance tasks are like the game in athletics—authentic performance is the reason players practice to master the basics and learn strategies. Their relevance brings purpose to learning while providing assessments of outcomes that matter.
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We aren’t the only ones who like a fresh start – the chemicals in our brain do, too. h/t @judywillis https://t.co/II43NC4Gsb

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