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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.

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Book Review for Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student Understanding by Jay McTighe & Grant Wiggins
This teacher liked the book. Maybe you will consider it for some summer professional reading!
Available from ASCD:

Grant Wiggins I characterize long-term Transfer Goals as exit outcomes that are performance based; i.e., they state what we want students be able to do with their learning when confronted with new situations. This article provides more information:

ASCD Author @jaymctighe discusses how teachers can help students hone the skills they'll need to address complex problems as they look toward the future. @BAMRadioNetwork

"IDEAS"-driven tasks do more than build skills; they engage students in thinking deeply about critical content & challenge students to apply their learning in authentic ways. @jaymctighe @harveysilver

Five IDEAS for Developing Real-World Thinking Skills:

I am offering a 2 1/2 day virtual workshop on Understanding by Design®. This is a perfect opportunity to: 1) learn about the UbD® framework, and 2) get a refresher on the most current UbD ideas and resources. I hope you can join me!

Well-crafted rubrics create a shared language that lets teachers & students work together to navigate the most important attributes of learning. @jaymctighe @tonyfrontier

How to Provide Better Feedback Through Rubrics:

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