Designing a Curriculum and Assessment System for Modern Learning

Learn how to construct a coherent curriculum and assessment system that integrates “Portrait of a Graduate” competencies with disciplinary standards during this informative session. You’ll get a blueprint you can use to construct a viable modern curriculum, along with practical and proven design tools and processes based on the Understanding by Design® framework.


This session is appropriate for teachers, administrators, coaches, and curriculum directors and coordinators.

Participants will:

  • Strengthen their understanding of how to implement effective modern learning practices.

  • Learn how to create a coherent K-12 curriculum and assessment system that integrates “Portrait of a Graduate” competencies with academic content.

  • Develop a curriculum that "spirals" around big ideas and essential questions.

  • Discover how to assess what you value and collect meaningful evidence.

  • Learn how to personalize learning, while obtaining evidence of meeting valued learning goals


Jay McTighe

Jay McTighe served as director of the Maryland Assessment Consortium, a collaboration of school districts working to develop and share formative performance assessments. Prior to that, he helped lead the Maryland State Department of Education’s standards-based reforms, including the development of performance-based statewide assessments.

Free Book Included:

The ASCD book Leading Modern Learning: A Blueprint for Vision-Driven Schools, 2nd Edition is included in your registration and will be distributed at the workshop.

Schedule and Pricing

  • Friday, March 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • ASCD24 registration is required to attend Preconference Institutes.
  • Add an institute to your ASCD24 experience for an additional fee.
  • Registration includes an ASCD book.

Super Early Bird

Through Dec. 7


Early Bird

Dec. 8-Feb. 15


Regular Price

Feb. 16-March 22