George Lucas Educational Foundation

Jay McTighe

education author and consultant

Posts

  • Teacher Leadership

    Common Core Big Idea 5: Consider Meaningful Assessment

    In this fifth of a five-part series, educators Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins discuss how to implement backward design to create meaningful assessments.
  • Teacher Leadership

    Common Core Big Idea 4: Map Backward From Intended Results

    In this fourth of a five-part series, educators Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins show the need to design backward from complex performances that require content.
  • Teacher Leadership

    Common Core Big Idea 3: Standards Must Be Unpacked

    In this third of a five-part series, educators Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins suggest that that educators “unpack” the CCSS into four broad categories -- 1) Long-term Transfer Goals, 2) Overarching Understandings, 3) Overarching Essential Questions, and 4) a set of recurring Cornerstone Tasks.
  • Teacher Leadership

    Common Core Big Idea Series 2: The Standards Are Not Curriculum

    In this second of a five-part series, educators Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins note that educators will be called on to translate the Common Core standards into curriculum.
  • Common Core

    Common Core Big Idea Series 1: A New Blueprint

    In this first of a five-part series, educators Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins suggest that understanding the standards' design and focus rather than zeroing in on grade-level standards is an important first step.