1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
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Join best-selling ASCD authors Jay McTighe and Harvey Silver as they connect the renowned Understanding by Design® framework for curriculum and assessment design with the practical instructional tools and strategies of the Thoughtful Classroom. Designed for beginning to experienced teachers, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, curriculum directors, and school and district administrators, this institute will help you raise student achievement by focusing on what matters most: crafting dynamic units and bringing them to life in the classroom..
In this institute, participants will learn
How to plan curriculum so that it develops understanding and the ability to transfer learning.
How to design instruction and assessment around authentic tasks that promote meaningful learning.
How to actively involve students in the assessment process from beginning to end.
How to use a collection of powerful web-based resources.
Participants will also
Work with fellow educators to plan model units and lessons.
Receive feedback and coaching from Jay and Harvey on their curricular and instructional designs.
Take away a set of practical and proven instructional tools that build students' thinking and literacy skills—and that integrate seamlessly into teachers' curriculum designs.