Based on his 20+ years of experience with the Understanding by Design® framework and newer ideas described in, Leading Modern Learning, 2nd ed. (Solution Tree and ASCD, 2019), Jay will describe a framework for constructing a coherent curriculum and assessment systemthat integrates 21st Century Competencies (identified by a Profile of a Graduate) with disciplinary content (identified in Standards). The following questions will be explored:
  • How can we create a coherent K-12 curriculum and assessment system that integrates 21st Century Skills/Portrait of a Graduate Outcomes with Academic content?
  • How can develop a curriculum that “spirals” around the big ideas and essential questions
  • Are we assessing everything we claim to value (or only those things that are easiest to test and grade)? What evidence should we be collecting?

He will present a curriculum blueprint for:
  • ensuring greater curriculum alignment across the grades;
  • crafting an assessment system for gathering evidence on all valued outcomes (not just those that are easiest to test and grade); and
  • enabling greater student personalization while still obtaining worthy evidence for the transcript.
Jay McTighe is a veteran educator, having served as a teacher, resource specialist, program coordinator, director of a state program for gifted students, and administrator for innovative programs at the Maryland Department of Education. He is an accomplished author, having co-authored 18 books, including the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design® series with Grant Wiggins. His books have been translated into fourteen languages. Jay has also written more than 50 book chapters, articles and blogs, and is a regular speaker at state, national and international conferences. He has made presentations in 47 states within the United States, in 7 Canadian provinces, and internationally in 38 countries on six continents.

15th & 22nd September 2022

2 Hour Session
New York: 7:00 am | London 12:00 pm | Zurich 1:00 pm | Dubai 3:00 pm | India 4:30 pm | Hong Kong 7:00 pm

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USD 250
USD 225 per participant for a Group of 5
USD 200 Per Participant for a Group of 10
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 5 Professional Development hours.