List of Clients

Authentic Education works across the United States and throughout the world at every level of education. To see a selection of the efforts we have undertaken since 2005, please click on the links below.

click to open/collapse Extended projects

  • St. Tammany, LA - Development of a K-12 "guaranteed curriculum"
  • Edmonton, Alberta - UbD™ training, Train-the-Trainer workshops, and teach coaching
  • Bozeman, MT - Extensive curriculum design in math and science
  • Chadwick School, CA - Monthly web seminars with school leaders
  • Tewksbury, NJ - Ongoing UbD™ training and teacher coaching
  • Harrison, NY - Long-term training in Understanding by Design® and peer review
  • Bell Multicultural High School, Washington, DC - Extensive training of teachers and trainers in UbD™

click to open/collapse With public schools and districts

  • Parkway School District, MO - Curriculum design in social studies
  • Fort Lee, NJ - A structured discussion on pedagogy and curriculum design
  • Scardsale, NY - Facilitation of a committee to review the use of school time
  • New York City - UbD™ workshop for arts educators and artists-in-the-schools
  • Haddon Heights, NJ - Workshop to distinguish quality assessment from test prep
  • Kennesaw, GA - Performance-based assessment for elementary educators
  • Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, CA - Two-ady introduction to UbD™
  • King of Prussia, PA - Leading by Design workshop (with Jay McTighe)
  • Scarsdale, NY - Keynote address at administrators' strategic retreat
  • Raymond, MS - An introduction to Understanding by Design®

click to open/collapse With new public schools

  • Bronx Aerospace, NY - Development of an overarching curriculum and assessment rubrics
  • Lima, OH - Curriculum development for a large high school reorganizing into three small schools
  • North Carolina - Three-day design workshop for a global science curriculum in new charter schools

click to open/collapse With administrators

  • New York, NY - Understanding by Design® for principals in low-performing schools
  • Peachtree, GA - Workshop on assessment of and for learning for assistant principals
  • Bronx, NY - Introduction and overview of UbD™ for principals of twelve districts
  • Scarsdale, NY - Keynote address at administrators' strategic retreat
  • Western Suffolk BOCES, NY - Leading by Design Administrators' Academy

click to open/collapse With state departments of education and related groups

  • Mississippi - Creation of a model curriculum, K-12, in math and language arts
  • Delaware - A standards clarification project in all subject areas, with teams of state educators
  • New Jersey - Development of test specifications in math, language arts, and science
  • New York State Council of School Superintendents - Keynotes and workshops in Schooling by Design
  • NYC Department of Education - Workshop in Understanding by Design®, Office of Multiple Pathways to Graduation

click to open/collapse With independent schools

  • The George School, PA - Teacher coaching and literacy skill development
  • The Lawrenceville School, NJ - Reconsideration and revision of the humanities course
  • St. Luke's School, CT - Extensive training of teachers and leaders in curriculum design
  • Providence Day School, NC - Introduction to Understanding by Design®
  • Archdiocese of Washington, DC - Multiple workshops on assessment and teaching for understanding
  • The Blake School, MN - Multi-workshop introduction to Understanding by Design®
  • Nativity Miguel Network of Schools - Workshop in balanced assessment strategies
  • Island Pacific Academy, HI - Introduction to Understanding by Design® and curriculum renewal
  • Cranbrook Schools, MI - Workshop in effective grading and assessing

click to open/collapse With associations and organizations

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Keynote address
  • The College Board - Advisory panel for the AP redesign project
  • Department of Defense Schools - UbD™ consulting and training
  • ASCD national conferences - Many keynotes and general sessions
  • The Asia Society - Planning and teaching for understanding in international theme schools
  • Appalachian region, KY - Leading by Design for math and science leader
  • U.K. Elite Soccer - Workshop on understanding and performance

click to open/collapse With colleges and universities

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Keynote address
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland - Workshop on outcomes and assessments, Teaching and Learning Group
  • Mississippi State University - Introduction to UbD™ and the MS Curriculum Guide
  • Lewis University, MI - Understanding by Design® workshop
  • Caldwell College, NJ - Keynote and workshop on essential questions
  • Westfield State College, MA - Workshop on Understanding by Design® in the Center for Teacher Education and Research
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - Workshop on feedback and guidance
  • Columbia University, NY - Workshop on Understanding by Design®, Teachers College
  • University of Houston, TX - Training on leadership around essential questions

click to open/collapse Internationally

  • Singapore - Extensive assistance in redesign of the national curriculum
  • Nanjing, China - Training in Understanding by Design®
  • Dusseldorf, Germany - UbD™ training within the International Baccalaureate
  • South Africa - Keynote and consulting on effective assessment
  • Nice, France - Two-day pre-conference in UbD™ at the European Council of Independent Schools
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