Creating an Understanding-Based Curriculum and assessment system for 21st century learning
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Jay McTighe
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About the talk

In this Master Class with veteran educator and author, Jay McTighe, go on a journey to explore key ideas from his recent book, Leading Modern Learning: A Blueprint for Vision Driven Schools, 2nd edition (Solution Tree). Explore his blueprint for a coherent curriculum and assessment system that emphasizes deeper learning and long-term transfer based on both Disciplinary Standards and 21st Century Skills that cut across the disciplines.

Together, use backward design to create a curriculum blueprint to guide the design of a coherent and vertically aligned curriculum. Generate overarching essential questions that spiral across the grades. Create recurring cornerstone performance tasks and companion rubrics that integrate 21st Century Skills with academic content. Also develop a third generation curriculum map around desired performances rather than simply a scope and sequence of content for “coverage.

Key Objectives

  • Develop a third generation curriculum map around desired performances rather than simply a scope and sequence of content for coverage
  •  Use backward design to create a curriculum blueprint to guide the design of a coherent and vertically aligned curriculum
  • Generate overarching essential questions that spiral across the grades
  • Create recurring cornerstone performance tasks and companion rubrics that integrate 21st Century Skills with academic content

Speaker
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.

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Jay McTighe
Jay McTighe is a veteran educator, having served as a teacher, resource specialist, program coordinator, and director of a state program for gifted students. 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 been published in leading journals, including Educational Leadership (ASCD), Edutopia and Education Week. Jay has an extensive background in professional development and is a regular speaker at state, national and international conferences and workshops. He has made presentations in 47 states within the United States, in 7 Canadian provinces, and internationally in 38 countries on six continents.
Assessment, Curriculum Planning
Creating an Understanding-Based Curriculum and assessment system for 21st century learning
In this Master Class with veteran educator and author, Jay McTighe, go on a journey to explore key ideas from his recent book, Leading Modern Learning: A Blueprint for Vision Driven Schools, 2nd edition (Solution Tree). Explore his "blueprint" for a coherent curriculum and assessment system that emphasizes deeper learning and long-term transfer based on both Disciplinary Standards and 21st Century Skills that cut across the disciplines.

Together, use "backward design" to create a curriculum blueprint to guide the design of a coherent and vertically aligned curriculum. Generate overarching essential questions that spiral across the grades. Create recurring cornerstone performance tasks and companion rubrics that integrate 21st Century Skills with academic content. Also develop a “third generation” curriculum map around desired performances rather than simply a scope and sequence of content for “coverage.