Designing and Using Performance Tasks

Presented by: Jay McTighe, Educational Consultant and Author
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Curriculum-embedded performance tasks are intended to engage students in applying their knowledge and skills in authentic and relevant contexts. Authentic tasks can serve as both rich learning activities and assessments of understanding and transfer. Such tasks enable the integration of 21st century skills (e.g., critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication) with subject area content. In this webinar, Jay introduced some of the principles and best practices for creating and implementing ELA, science, and social studies performance tasks.

Topics included:

  • Learn the characteristics of authentic performance-based tasks and assessments
  • Examine practical design tools for creating such tasks
  • Receive a list of valuable recommended resources

This webinar will be very helpful for ELA, social studies and science teachers of grades 3-12 as well as school and district leaders, including curriculum and assessment specialists.