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

CASEL provides Sample Teaching Activities to Support Core Competencies of Social and Emotional Learning

UBD and SBG go hand in hand. Our students deserve thoughtful approaches to educational design. Make your curriculum and assessment equitable, accurate, and meaningful for *all* students. @ThinkingMaps @tguskey @jaymctighe @NBPSEagles @jbrachfeldberne @drmcgettigan @USCRossier

How to Create Deeper Student Learning Experiences Through Authentic Questions a blog post by Shanna Peeples excerpted from her book, Think Like Socrates.

Great information on teaching for understanding with the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework by Jay McTighe. @jaymctighe #PBL #PBLchat #edchat #UbD

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