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

Last call to register for our 2-day ASCD Pre-Conference Institute on our new book. Hope to see you there!

Accommodation requires active meaning making by learners to link new information to prior knowledge and them transform or apply that information to something new. Our book provides a number of practical strategies/tools for meaning making.

Classroom assessment is about gathering evidence and providing feedback to improve learning. Thus, all classroom assessments don’t need to be standardized. Students can be given options to demonstrate their learning!

Elena Spathis suggests ways of adapting popular tech apps to support Language Learning by getting students speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the target language. See

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies
#teachingstrategies #studenttalk #criticalthinking #studentengagement

An amazing two days of training with @jaymctighe and the @CrowleyISD curriculum team!

Can’t wait to get back and start implementing what we’ve learned to move our systems forward.


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