Foundations of Understanding by Design With Jay McTighe

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Jay McTighe
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Foundations of Understanding by Design with Jay McTighe is a series of four workshops spread across October 2021 and May 2022. In these sessions, Jay will elaborate on the various stages, key elements, and processes of the UbD framework, along with providing accessible tips and handy resources for educators to make the best of the planning process.

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Session 1

Unpacking Big Ideas

In the first session, Jay McTighe explored the big ideas of UbD and examined the key elements of stage 1 of the backward design process.

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Session 2

Assessing for Understanding

In this session, Jay explored the value of thinking like an assessor and explore the six facets of understanding.

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Session 3

Planning for Learning

In this session, Jay discussed how learning goals influence instructional practices and provided strategies to help students deepen understanding and make meaning.

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Session 4

Macro-Curriculum Planning for Schools and Districts 

In the final session of the event, Jay McTighe focuses on the use of Understanding by Design to design a ‘macro’ curriculum and assessment system for the school or district level.

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Jay McTighe
Author, Consultant and Co-creator of the UbD® framework
Disclaimer - This event is organised independently of and not endorsed by the IB. Toddle’s events and webinars are organised to enable an exchange of practices and ideas within the educator community and are not a replacement for official IB workshops. Views and opinions expressed by the speakers are their personal views and should not be construed as official guidance by the IB. Please seek assistance from your school’s IB coordinator and/or refer to official IB documents before implementing shared ideas and strategies in your classroom.