If the content represents the “answers”, then what were the questions that led to that content knowledge in the first place? How do we “uncover” the key ideas within a Standard or a topic, not just skim (cover) the surface? How can a classroom culture best support student engagement and inquiry?
A good essential question serves as a doorway for engaging student inquiry, helps teachers in “uncover” the big ideas of the curriculum, and lead students to deeper understanding. In this session, we will examine key ideas from the ASCD book, Essential Questions: Opening Doorways to Student Understanding (McTighe and Wiggins, 2013).
This Institute is designed for educators at all levels interested in enhancing their design of curriculum, assessment, and instruction focused on developing and deepening student understanding.
Learning methods will include presentation, discussion, guided exercises, design work in role-like groups, and a review/feedback session.
• recognize the characteristics of truly essential questions;
• distinguish between overarching and topical essential questions and their uses;
• use essential questions to “unpack” Standards and map a coherent curriculum;
• use practical and proven design tools for developing essential questions;
• use essential questions as an integral part of teaching for understanding;
• create a classroom culture of inquiry;
• view classroom video examples of EQs in use; and
• review websites resources on essential questions.
Workshop Reservation Form
Educators at all levels
January 23, 2016
9.00 am - 3.30 pm
VENUE & ACCOMMODATION
Veranda High Resort
Chiang Mai, Thailand
We will arrange a free round trip shuttle service from the city center to the venue hotel. Please click the link below for accommodation options.
2 or more participants
Baht 8500/ USD 262 per participant
If group of 6 participants:
7th participant attends for free
Baht 9200/ USD 283 per participant
November 25, 2015
(Few seats available - extended to Jan 13, 2016 )
Mr. Navin Pawa
081 701 6843;
081 846 5770
(replace '0' with '66' for international calls)