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WHAT IS DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE?

Depth of knowledge clarifies and considers the cognitive demand of learning expectations.  That demand can vary based on the following:


  • the complexity of the concept or content
  • the depth of understanding required
  • the scope or stipulations of the task
  • the specific knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate learning

Depth of Knowledge, DOK, Webb's D.O.K., Webb's Depth of Knowledge Model,

WHAT ARE WEBB'S DOK LEVELS?

Webb's D.O.K. Levels describe four different ways students can understand and interact with concepts and content.  The DOK levels code learning expectations based on the complexity of the text or topic and the task.


  • D.O.K.-1: Students must recall,  restate, or reproduce details, facts, information, and procedures correctly.
  • D.O.K.-2: Students must apply knowledge, concepts, and skills or use information and basic reasoning  to answer questions, address problems, accomplish tasks, or analyze texts and topics.
  • D.O.K.-3: Students must think strategically or use complex reasoning supported by evidence to examine and explain arguments, conclusions, decisions, hypotheses, ideas, issues, outcomes, reasons, results, or solutions.
  • D.O.K.-4: Students must think extensively how they could transfer, use, and share their learning in different contexts and new situations deep within a subject area, across the curriculum, beyond the classroom, and over an extended period of time.


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WHAT YOU WILL TAKE AWAY FROM THIS EXPERIENCE?

  • Recognize what exactly is depth of knowledge, where the concept came from, and why the D.O.K. Wheel is inaccurate.
  • Understand how depth of knowledge marks and measures the cognitive demand of learning activities and expectations.
  • Use Webb's D.O.K.. levels to code and compare the cognitive complexity and demand standards and assessments.
  • Analyze the difference between Webb's D.O.K. Levels and Bloom's Revised Taxonomy and how both can be superimpose to measure the cognitive rigor of learning activities and assessments.
  • Evaluate how Webb's D.O.K. Levels can be used to determine the ceiling of assessment, set the instructional focus, and identify gaps in learning.
  • Create deeper teaching and learning experiences that will engage students to demonstrate higher levels of  thinking and communicate depth of knowledge up to and beyond the ceiling of assessment.

DOK Trainings and Workshops

What Exactly Is Depth of Knowledge (DOK)?

Learn what exactly depth of knowledge is and how it can be used to measure the cognitive demand of the learning expectations of academic standards, curricular activities, and assessment items. 

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What Are Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Levels?

Learn how Webb’s DOK Levels can be used to code and compare the alignment between academic standards and the curricular activities and assessment items that address them

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Teaching and Learning for Depth of Knowledge (DOK)

Learn how to use Webb’s DOK Levels to establish a  pathway to proficiency that will guide students to demonstrate their learning up to and beyond the DOK Ceiling of Assessment set by the standard, 

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Establishing Learning Targets for Depth of Knowledge (DOK)

Learn how to create and establish DOK Learning Targets that specify the knowledge and skills students must practice, transfer, and use to meet the learning expectations of academic standards, 

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Assessing and Aligning for Depth of Knowledge (DOK)

Learnn how to use Webb’s DOK Levels to set the DOK Ceiling of Assessment based on its most cognitively expectation and determine the degree of alignment between standards, activities, and test items.

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Good Questions and Inquiry for Depth of Knowledge (DOK)

Learn how to use good questions and inquiry to encourage students to demonstrate different levels of thinking and communicate depth of knowledge in different contests and new situations, 

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DOK training in specific subjects

DOK in English Language Arts

Learn how to implement depth of knowledge and utilize Webb's DOK Levels to develop and deliver deeper teaching and learning experiences in English language arts.

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DOK in Mathematics

Learn how to implement depth of knowledge and utilize  Webb's DOK Levels to develop and deliver deeper teaching and learning experiences in mathematics.

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DOK in Science / S.T.E.M.

Lean how to implement depth of knowledge and  and  utilize Webb's DOK Levels to develop and deliver deeper teaching and learning experiences in science and  S.T.E.M.

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DOK in History / Social Studies

Participants will learn how to implement depth of knowledge and Webb's DOK Levels to develop and deliver deeper teaching and learning experiences in history and social studies.

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DOK in the Arts

Participants will learn how to implement depth of knowledge and Webb's DOK Levels to develop and deliver deeper teaching and learning experiences in the fine and visual arts.

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DOK in World Languages

Participants will learn how to implement depth of knowledge and Webb's DOK Levels to develop and deliver deeper teaching and learning experiences in  world language courses.

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DOK level training

DOK-1

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Learn how to develop and deliver teaching and learning experiences that will require students to develop and demonstrate foundational knowledge and functional understanding of academic concepts, content, procedures and skills.

DOK-2

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Learn how to develop and deliver teaching and learning experiences that will challenge students to develop and demonstrate conceptual and procedural understanding of how knowledge and skills can be used to attain and explain answers, outcomes, or results.

DOK-3

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Learn how to develop and deliver teaching and learning experiences that engage students to think strategically and express and share the depth and extent of their learning in different contexts and new situations.

DOK-4

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Learn how to develop and deliver deeper teaching and learning experiences that encourage students to transfer, use, and share their learning deep within a subject area, across the curriculum, and beyond the classroom.

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Professional Development

MAVERIK EDUCATION LLC  provides continuous professional development seminars, trainings, and workshops on teaching and learning depth of knowledge and utilizing Webb's D.O.K. Levels.

Academic Coaching and Support

MAVERIK EDUCATION LLC  provides coaching and support to  teachers in all grade levels and subject areas on teaching and learning depth of knowledge and utilizing Webb's D.O.K. Levels.

Leadership Coaching and Support

MAVERIK EDUCATION LLC  provides coaching and support to district level and site-based administrators on implementing  evaluating teaching, learning, and assessment using Webb's D.O.K/ Levels.

Train-the-Trainer Model

MAVERIK EDUCATION LLC  provides guidance and support to academic and instructional coaches on how to support teachers in implementing depth of knowledge and utilizing Webb's D.O.K. Levels in their instruction and assessment.

Alignment Studies

MAVERIK EDUCATION LLC  facilitates alignment students to determine the depth of knowledge consistency and degree of alignment between the learning expectations of academic standards, curricular materials, and assessments.

Pathway to Proficiency

MAVERIK EDUCATION LLC  facilitates the development and implementation of multi-tiered systems of support using Webb's D.O.K. Levels to create a pathway to proficiency that guides students to demonstrate their learning up to and beyond the standard.

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