What is deeper learning and why is it important? How does deep learning occur? How should curriculum be framed to promote deeper learning? How should deeper learning be assessed? What kinds of instruction are needed to help students learn deeply? How can teachers work smarter and more effectively using instructional tools for engaging their learners? In this interactive webinar, renowned educator and best-selling author, Jay McTighe, will address these important questions ashe explores ideas from the new book, Teaching for Deeper Learning: Tools to Engage Students in Meaning Making (ASCD, 2020). He will present principles underlying effective design and delivery and show examples of practical and proven tools and strategies to help educators actively engage students in making meaning. A variety of excellent online resources will be shared.
Participants will:
  • Understand what deep learning is and its importance for modern schooling.
  • Explore three shifts that are needed to help students achieve deep learning.
  • Learn three ways of framing curriculum to focus on big ideas and essential questions.
  • Explore the use of authentic tasks and projects to obtain evidence of deep learning.
  • Learn ways of designing authentic tasks that bring relevance and rigor to learning.
  • Examine ten teaching/learning strategies and associated tools for engaging students in deep learning.
Target Audience:
This 2-part webinar series is designed for teachers (grades 2-12), instructional coaches, and school/district administrators.
Topical Outline:
Advance Reading –
Session 1 - 2 hours (5th June 2021)
  • What is deep learning? Why work toward it?
  • How does deep learning occur?
  • Three shifts needed to achieve deeper learning.
  • Shift #1 – Framing curriculum around “big ideas” and transferrable processes
  • Shift #2 – Assessing for deep learning
  • Online Resources to Support Deep Learning
    • Draft a curriculum unit, applying the ideas from Session #1
    • Review recommended websites
Session 2 - 2 hours (12th June 2021)
  • Review draft units; provide feedback, Q & A
  • Shift #3 – Instructional Shifts
  • Strategies and Tools to Promote Deep Learning
  • Classroom “look fors”
  • Q & A; Synthesis Session
    • Continue developing the targeted curriculum unit, applying ideas from Session #2
Jay McTighe:
Jay McTighe brings a wealth of experience developed during a rich and varied career in education. He served as director of the Maryland Assessment Consortium, a state collaboration of school districts working together to develop and share formative performance assessments. Prior to this position, Jay was involved with school improvement projects at the Maryland State Department of Education where he helped lead Maryland’s standards-based reforms, including the development of performance-based statewide assessments.

Each session will be for 2 hours.
5th & 12th June 2021
Hong Kong 7:00 am | Melbourne 9:00 am
which corresponds with 4th, 11th June 2021 Times San Francisco 4:00 pm | New York 7:00 pm
USD 200 Per Participant
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 6 Professional Development Hours.