Jay McTighe has a wealth of experience developed during a rich and varied career in education. He is well known for work in the area of thinking skills, having coordinated large-scale efforts to develop instructional strategies, curriculum models and assessment procedures for improving the quality of student thinking.
Jay has published numerous books, as well as articles in a number of leading journals. He is coauthor, with Grant Wiggins, of the bestselling Understanding by Design (UBD) series. He has an extensive background in staff development and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and workshops.
In recognition of his ongoing work in education, Jay was selected to participate in the Educational Policy Fellowship Program through the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, DC. He served as a member of the National Assessment Forum, a coalition of education and civil rights organisations advocating reforms in national, state and local assessment policies and practices. Jay also served a three-year term on the ASCD Publications Committee, acting as committee chair from 1994 to 1995.