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

Thrilled to see the #rethinkingassessment course @GOAlearning launch this week. Looking forward to interacting and learning from dedicated educators from around the globe.! #goalearning #assessment #formativeassessment #performancetask @jaymctighe @StahirEd

Voicepods creates voice recordings based on written text. Richard Byrne writes, “I often encourage my students to read their papers aloud or have them read aloud by someone else to spot mistakes that they didn't catch. Voicepods could be a great tool."

In a world in which much of the world’s knowledge can be accessed on a smart phone, a modern education should strive to develop students’ capacities to transfer their learning to new situations. See Grant Wiggins’ thought-provoking post on the topic –

The Education Research Reading Room podcast recently cracked 30,000 downloads. Here are the 5 most popular episodes. 5: @jaymctighe talking all about 'Understanding by Design'

Check out the Periodic table of Educational APPs. This is a comprehensive compilation of web tools and mobile APPs for both students and teachers.

We have back engineered a modern, competency-based educational approach to diagnostic radiology education in keeping with UbD concepts we have learned how to teach from these & other superb educators #MedEd #UFRadiology

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