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Leading Modern Learning: A Blueprint for Vision-Driven Schools

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Leading Modern Learning: A Blueprint for Vision-Driven Schools

Presented by Jay McTighe, Educator and Author, McTighe and Associates; and Greg Curtis, Author and Independent Education Consultant

Sponsored by Solution Tree

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As schools prepare for a return in the fall, educators have an opportunity to envision and create a “new normal.” In this edWebinar, Jay McTighe and Greg Curtis present ideas from their book, Leading Modern Learning: A Blueprint for Vision-Driven Schools, Second Edition, that offer a compelling vision for a contemporary education. They frame the presentation around these important questions:

  • How can we create a “guaranteed and viable” preK-12 curriculum and assessment system that integrates 21st Century Skills with academic standards?
  • How might we engage learners in more authentic learning?
  • How might we assess everything we claim to value, not just those things that are easiest to test and grade?
  • What is the future of grading and reporting?

They also describe the use of “backward design” and the I-O-I framework in planning and orchestrating any important district or school initiative.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders. 


Jay McTigheAbout the Presenters

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. He also 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 at the district level in Prince George’s County, Maryland, as a classroom teacher, resource specialist, and program coordinator. He also directed a state residential enrichment program for gifted and talented students.

Jay is an accomplished author, having co-authored 17 books, including the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design series with Grant Wiggins. His books have been translated into 12 languages. Jay has also written more than 50 articles and book chapters, and has been published in leading journals, including Educational Leadership (ASCD) and Education Week. See his books here. Jay has an extensive background in professional development and is a regular speaker at national, state, and district conferences and workshops. He has conducted workshops in 47 states within the United States, in seven Canadian provinces, and internationally to educators in 35 countries on six continents.


Greg Curtis

Greg Curtis is an author and independent education consultant. He is currently based in Beijing and has spent much of his career working with international schools around the world in all-school capacities. Greg has been a technology director, a curriculum and professional learning director and a strategic planner for schools in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.

Greg has been heavily invested in deep, systems-focused school improvement efforts for his entire career. With over 27 years of experience working from early years through high school programs, he has developed considerable experience in leading curriculum revitalization, 21st century learning, technology infusion, assessment shifts, and change initiatives.


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Wednesday, August 25, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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