DSY Conference

DSY 2014 Speaker: Jay McTighe

Jay McTigheNovember 11, 2014

Jay McTighe brings a wealth of experience developed during a rich and varied career in education. He has served as director of the Maryland Assessment Consortium, worked with standards-based reform in that state, and directed the development of the Instructional Framework, a multimedia database on teaching. Well known for his work with thinking skills, Jay has coordinated statewide efforts to develop instructional strategies, curriculum models, and assessment procedures for improving the quality of student thinking. In addition to his work at the state level, Jay has experience as a classroom teacher, resource specialist, and program coordinator.

At DSY 2014, Jay will be presenting “Creating an Understanding-Based Curriculum for 21st Century Learning”. In this Institute, participants will apply the principles and practices of Understanding by Design and Schooling by Design for transforming standards and 21st century skills into a coherent curriculum that emphasizes understanding and long-term transfer. Participants will learn proven approaches for:

  • Creating a “blueprint” to guide a coherent and vertically aligned curriculum;
  • “Unpacking” standards to identify conceptually big ideas and transfer goals;
  • Generating essential questions that spiral across the grades;
  • Creating performance assessment tasks and companion rubrics that integrate 21st century skills with academic content;
  • Supporting the teaching and learning practices needed to develop understanding and transfer capacities; and
  • Utilizing web-based resources for “working smarter”

An accomplished author, Jay has co-authored 12 books, including the best-selling Understanding by Design® series with Grant Wiggins. With an extensive background in professional development, Jay is a regular speaker at national, state, and district conferences and workshops. He has made presentations in 47 states within the United States, in 7 Canadian provinces, and internationally in 26 countries on six continents.

Additional information regarding Mr. McTighe can be found at his website, www.jaymctighe.com

Dr. Kris Wiley
(417) 873-6397

Or  Kim Rendleman
(417) 873-7271