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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

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Classic humor video makes a satirical point that lies at the heart of Understanding by Design®— learning should be focused around transferrable "big ideas" and teaching should help develop students' abilities to apply that learning in meaningful ways. has published a collection of 48 apps linked to the various levels of Blooms's Taxonomy. While one could dispute some of the categorizations to Bloom, this is a wonderful collection of apps.

“The future will belong to those who are adaptable and able to apply (transfer) their learning to new situations. The future requires deep learning.” @jaymctighe @harveysilver .

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Good for you , Mary. You are setting the stage for learning with Kindergarteners with the important message of your bulletin board! Thanks for sharing this!

An interesting research study describing ideas for teaching students how to critically analyze online information sources in virtual learning environments.

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