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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.

Professional Development Resources

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Online modules on Performance Tasks – Design & Use

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Listen to the 3rd podcast in my series on Understanding by Design® in which I discuss Stage 3 of "backward design" – developing an engaging and effective plan for learning.

This is a great example of an authentic task involving research, critical analysis, development and support of an argument, and communication to a genuine audience. Good work!

Super great keynote today. Thanks @jaymctighe for the wonderful Ubd insight! @NYSCATE for the win! #NYSCATE20 #distancelearning #technology #ubd

Thanks, Andy! The Curriculum and Assessment system I described at the NYSCATE Conference is detailed in my recent book, Leading modern Learning (Solution Tree, 2019). See:

I will be offering a Keynote address at the NYSCATE Conference tomorrow at 11:15. My topic: Developing a Coordinated Curriculum and Assessment System for 21st Century Learning. Hope to "see" you there!

p.s. I am referencing my work with adult educators in virtual learning webinars, not k-12 students. I would likely have smaller group sizes for students (4-5).

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