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.

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The Smithsonian Institution has developed TweenTribune, a free resource for k-12 teachers. TT includes Daily AP news articles (Lexile® leveled for K-12) with daily lessons, weekly videos, and Spanish language versions. Register for free at:

The Smithsonian Science Ed. Center offers a new, free resource, “Sustainable Communities! How will we help our community thrive?,” a new community research guide for youth ages 8–17. This looks like a valuable resource for PBL or community action projects.

The research is clear—content knowledge is important, but alone it is insufficient to prepare young people to respond to unique, complex challenges in this rapidly changing world.
Find resources on our newly-created webpage ⇓

Please join @LIASCD for our annual fall conference. How can educators leverage neuroscience research about how the human brain learns? How can we improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment? Going to be a great day! @NYSASCD #LIASCD @jaymctighe @judywillis

A great exploration of “understanding” is the book UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN by @jaymctighe & Grant Wiggins. While it focuses on teaching students, the framework might have implications for machine learning.

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