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3c: Engaging students in learning

Actively learning students are not only hands-on but minds-on, engaging in cognitive challenges. This set of resources supports teachers in developing their practice in this component.

Included Resources

Through engaging in this two-part professional learning activity, participants will identify levels of rigor as defined in the Depth of Knowledge framework. Participants will evaluate and revise the rigor of questions using the Cognitive Rigor Matrix. Participants will also evaluate and adjust the rigor of activities and assignments using the Cogni...

Through engaging in this 40-minute professional learning activity, participants will define student cognitive engagement and explain how minds-on engagement differs from hands-on engagement. Participants will also identify a challenge or questions they have about engagement that they want to investigate and assess in their classroom.

Through engaging in this 40-minute professional learning activity, participants will develop a shared definition of rigorous instruction and intellectual engagement that will support them in developing both areas.

Through this 45-minute professional learning activity, participants will distinguish between "compliant" and "engaged" students. Participants will also plan next steps that ensure that all students are intellectually engaged learners.

Through this 40-minute professional learning activity, participants will assess how multiple activities and assignments invite students to actively engage with material. Participants will also brainstorm an assignment or activity that promotes active student intellectual engagement.

Standards:
Danielson Framework for Teaching 3c: Engaging Students in LearningDanielson Framework for Teaching 4e: Growing and Developing Professionally
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