The 2020 Understanding by Design® Summer Curriculum Design Workshop

June 22-24, 2020 | 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

UbD + Eduplanet21

Online modules on Performance Tasks – Design & Use

Follow Jay McTighe on Twitter

The Online Physical Education Network (OPEN) has created
a free collection of games and resources for families to use to make their home an Active Home in support of physical education and social/emotional learning outcomes.

Understanding by Design (UbD)® is a well-known framework for curriculum planning. This short video illustrates key principles of UbD as applied by High School Teachers. And their students reap the benefits of this approach!

Thanks, Hanna! This 1-hour webinar can still be accessed for free at:
And our new book is even better:

Joe Wicks, a British fitness guru, leads daily workouts for kids who are at home on lockdown. His fun exercise routines are accessible on YouTube.

Eduplanet21 is offering free access to online learning with Allison and Bena on Personalized Learning and Art and Bena on Habits of Mind. It is a great opportunity to introduce the Habits to teachers and start a powerful chat. Log-in here:

A perfect resource for home schooling! WondergroveMedia is offering a three month free trial of the entire Habits of Mind Animations library for all teachers, parents and students. We're using this with our 5-year old grandaughter! Check it out!

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