Designing and Using Essential Questions
Interactive session - 2 Hours
(participant will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the workshop)
April 28, 2022
Thailand 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
USD 150 per participant
Group of 5 or more
USD 130 per participant
"Essential Questions are a key element in the Understanding by Design® curriculum planning framework. A good essential question serves as a doorway for engaging student inquiry in “uncovering” the curriculum, leading to deeper understanding."
Jay McTighe is a veteran educator, having served as a teacher, resource specialist, program coordinator, director of a state program for gifted students, and administrator for innovative programs at the Maryland Department of Education.
He is an accomplished author, having co-authored 18 books, including the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design series with Grant Wiggins. His books have been translated into fourteen languages.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for teachers (grades 1-12), administrators, curriculum leaders, and instructional coaches.
In this session, we will examine key ideas from Jay’s best-selling ASCD book, Essential Questions: Doorways to Student Understanding (McTighe and Wiggins, 2013).
Knowledge & Skills
Characteristics of truly essential questions
Different types of essential questions
“Unpacking” standards to identify essential questions
Designing essential questions for curriculum units
Mapping a curriculum using essential questions
Using essential questions in teaching and assessment
Excellent web resources
By the end of the session, participants will be equipped with knowledge & skills to answer the following:
What makes a question truly essential?
What are the different types of essential questions?
How are essential questions related to Standards?
How can I design effective essential questions?
How are essential questions used in teaching? … in assessment?
Where can I find excellent resources on essential questions?