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Engaging students through the Depth of Knowledge professional learning activity

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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 Cognitive Rigor Matrix.

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Through engaging in this 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 Cognitive Rigor Matrix.

Participants can use this graphic organizer to take notes during the Engaging Students Through the Depth of Knowledge Professional Learning Activity.

This text is an optional resource to use as a shared text as they write rigorous text-based questions in the Engaging Students Through the Depth of Knowledge Professional Learning Activity.

This chart applies Webb’s depth-of-knowledge levels to Bloom’s cognitive process dimensions, providing curricular examples for math and science. 

This chart applies Webb’s depth-of-knowledge levels to Bloom’s cognitive process dimensions, providing curricular examples for reading.

This chart applies Webb’s depth-of-knowledge levels to world language practices and modes of communication, providing curricular examples for world languages.

This chart applies Webb’s depth-of-knowledge levels to Bloom’s cognitive process dimensions, providing curricular examples for social studies.

This chart applies Webb’s depth-of-knowledge levels to Bloom’s cognitive process dimensions, providing curricular examples for writing and speaking.

This chart applies Webb’s depth-of-knowledge levels to modes of artistic practice, providing curricular examples for fine arts. 

This chart applies Webb’s depth-of-knowledge levels to Porter's cognitive demand categories, providing curricular examples for health and physical education.

Participants in the Engaging Students through the Depth of Knowledge Professional Learning Activity may use this template to support their planning of a cognitively challenging task or unit.

Standards:
Danielson Framework for Teaching 1e: Designing Coherent InstructionDanielson Framework for Teaching 3b: Using Questioning and Discussion TechniqueDanielson Framework for Teaching 3c: Engaging Students in LearningDanielson Framework for Teaching 4e: Growing and Developing Professionally
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