Designing and Using Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects
Authentic performance tasks give us evidence of students’ understanding and ability to apply their learnings, and they are a key element in the Understanding by Design® framework.
This workshop is designed for teachers (grades 1-12), administrators, curriculum leaders instructional coaches and principals interested in the development and use of authentic performance tasks and projects.
Jay McTighe is a veteran educator, having served as a teacher, resource specialist, program coordinator, director of a state program for gifted students, and administrator for innovative programs at the Maryland Department of Education.
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 will examine the characteristics of rich tasks and projects (PBL).
He will present a variety of practical and proven tools for the development of authentic tasks to engage students in meaningful learning and for assessing important learning outcomes (e.g., 21 st century skills) that often fall “through the cracks” of conventional testing.
A compilation of excellent web-based resources will be shared.
Jay will go deeper into the topic by reviewing a set of task variables to consider when designing, selecting and implementing authentic tasks and projects. He will put forth a provocative vision of Curriculum Mapping 3.0 based on these ideas.
Finally, he will discuss the instructional implications in preparing students for authentic performance tasks.
If I cannot make it for the workshop, will you offer a refund?
Given the logistics involved we will not be able to offer a refund, but you can transfer your registration to somebody else. Or we can also send you the recording (limited time).
Do you offer Continuing Education Credits?
Will I get a certificate of participation?