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ASCD Author Jay McTighe
Author Workshop

Creating an Understanding-Based Curriculum and Assessment System for 21st Century Learning

This workshop is based on Jay McTighe's 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). You will learn about a framework for constructing a coherent curriculum and assessment system that integrates 21st Century Competencies (identified by a Profile of a Graduate) with disciplinary content (identified in Standards).

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Curriculum Director

About the Authors

Jay McTighe has a varied career in education. He served as director of the Maryland Assessment Consortium, a collaboration of school districts working to develop and share formative performance assessments and helped lead standards-based reforms at the Maryland State Department of Education. Prior to that, he helped lead Maryland’s standards-based reforms, including the development of performance-based statewide assessments.

Well known for his work with thinking skills, McTighe has coordinated statewide efforts to develop instructional strategies, curriculum models, and assessment procedures for improving the quality of student thinking. He has extensive experience as a classroom teacher, resource specialist, program coordinator, and in professional development, as a regular speaker at national, state, and district conferences and workshops.

McTighe is an accomplished author, having coauthored more than a dozen books, including the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design® series with Grant Wiggins. He has written more than 50 articles and book chapters and has been published in leading journals, including Educational Leadership (ASCD) and Education Week.

UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN® and UbD® are registered trademarks of Backward Design, LLC used under license.


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