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Teaching for Understanding with Jay McTighe

November 01, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Overhills Mansion
916 S Rolling Rd
Catonsville, MD 21228


Join Jay McTighe, co-author of the Understanding by Design Framework



How does teaching for deep understanding differ from “coverage-oriented” instruction? What instructional techniques are most effective for developing and deepening student understanding of important ideas and processes? How can we teach so that students can transfer their learning? How might we differentiate instruction and assessment without lowering standards? What observable indicators are evident in classrooms in which teaching for understanding and the authentic application of knowledge are emphasized? 

More specifically you will learn to: 

• examine the A.M.T. framework for helping students Acquire factual knowledge and basic skills, Make Meaning of “big ideas,” and Transfer their learning to new situations; 

• view video examples of teachers applying these practices in various subjects and grades; 

• apply the W.H.E.R.E.T.O. elements for instructional planning; 

• review strategies for appropriately differentiating instruction; 

• examine formative assessment techniques for enhancing learning and performance; 

• identify observable indicators (classroom “look fors”) of teaching for understanding and transfer; and 

• review print and Internet resources to support Teaching for Understanding 




$100.00 Member ticket

$150.00 To be used if not an MASSP or MAESP member

$150.00 Exhibitor Ticket: Exhibit times before event, at breaks, and at lunch

$250.00 To be used by teams of three from a school

$100.00 To be used by participants from a school where the principal or assistant principal is a member of MASSP