Designing and Using Essential Questions
to Engage Students for Deeper Learning

 

Overview

In the course of this workshop, UbD thought leader, Jay McTighe, will cover the characteristics, designing  and implementation of Essential Questions.  

When/Where

September 26 and

October 3, 2022

 

2 sessions

90 mins per session

 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (ICT)

Online (Zoom)

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Workshop Fee

Early Bird

(register & pay by

August 26, 2022) 

USD 250 per participant

Regular

(register & pay by

September 6, 2022) 

USD 280 per participant

Group of 7 or above

(register & pay by

September 6, 2022) 

USD 220 per participant

Facilitated by

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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.

Background

Essential Questions are a key element in the Understanding by Design® curriculum planning framework. A good essential question serves as a doorway for engaging student inquiry in “uncovering” the curriculum, leading to deeper understanding

Target Audience
This workshop is designed for teachers (grades 1-12), administrators, curriculum leaders, and instructional coaches.
Workshop Agenda

​In Session 1 Jay will discuss the characteristics of truly essential questions (EQs) and describe ways of using these questions to focus and prioritize the curriculum. He will present practical and proven approaches to creating such questions and share a collection of quality essential questions from multiple subject areas.


In Session 2 Jay will distinguish between overarching and topical essential questions and their uses in creating a spiral curriculum. He will share ideas for using essential questions as part of the instructional process, including inviting students’ questions. Finally, he will present a set of practical “response” techniques for engaging all students in thinking and responding to the EQs.

FAQ

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.

Do you offer Continuing Education Credits?

No.

Will I get a certificate of participation?

Yes.