2019 UbD Summer Workshop

with Jay McTighe
June 24-26 | 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

Check out the latest podcast from my friend, Mark Wise. Mark discusses ways to "repair" flawed or ineffective rubrics.

A7 - My most-influential resources for unit planning has been "Understanding by Design" by @jaymctighe & @grantwiggins. Lots in there to work with! #5thchat

The End of the Valedictorian? Schools Rethink Class Rankings #sblchat #edchat #spedchat #leadupchat https://t.co/bAP2jbJTA4

From my presentation with Judy Willis, MD, a board certified neurologist and classroom teacher. Our new book, Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience, will be released next month by ASCD and is available now!

Great author talk and book signing at the @ASCD #Empower19 conference with my co-author and mentor @jaymctighe. Thanks to all who joined us. Great to chat with committed educators from all corners!

Answering the "why?" and "so what?" that older students ask and doing so in concrete terms as the focus of curriculum planning is thus the essence of understanding by design (UbD) #understandingbydesign @jaymctighe @grantwiggins @ASCD #instructionalplanning #edchat

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