Good Questions

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What does a good question do?

A good question does the following:


  • Stimulates deeper thinking.
  • Deepens knowledge, understanding, and awareness.
  • Expands knowledge and extend thinking.
  • Piques curiosity, imagination, interest and wonder.
  • Encourages students to express and share the depth and extent of their learning in their own unique way. 

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How could we ask good questions?

Using the best practices addressed in the book Now That's a Good Question! by Erik M. Francis participants will explore how one of the most fundamental instructional strategies — questioning —can provide the proper scaffolding to deepen student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge.

Cognitive Rigor Questioning Framework (c) Maverik Education LLC, 2019

What will you take away from this experience?

  • Recognize the eight types of good questions that promote cognitive rigor.
  • Understand how good questions challenge students to demonstrate higher levels of thinking and communicate depth of knowledge.
  • Use good questions to assess and build background knowledge, set the instructional focus, serve as assessments,  personalize learning, and promote talent development.
  • Analyze how good questions can increase the cognitive complexity and demand of learning activities and assessments.
  • Evaluate responses to good questions for accuracy, acceptability, appropriateness, and authenticity.
  • Create good questions by rephrasing the instructional performance objectives of academic standards and learning targets into statements of inquiry.

GOOD QUESTIONS TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS

Now THAT'S a Good Question!

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Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of academic standards and learning targets into good questions that will challenge students to demonstrate different levels of thinking and communicate depth of knowledge as designated by Webb's DOK Levels.

Inquiring Minds

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Learn how to develop and use good questions that will assess and build students' foundational knowledge and functional understanding, deepen their conceptual and procedural understanding, and develop their talent and thinking into personal expertise. 

Good Essential Questions

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Learn how to develop and use good essential questions to engage students to explore universal ideas and themes, examine the overarching understandings of subject area, explore the central idea of a unit, and explain their learning in their own unique way.

Assessing and Evaluating Student Responses to Good Questions

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Learn how to use the Good Questions (GQ) Scoring Guide to evaluate student responses based on their accuracy, acceptability, appropriateness, and authenticity and to encourage students to choose to accept or improve their grade.

Good Questions for Standards-Based Grading and Learning

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Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of academic standards and learning targets into good questions and use questioning to develop and deliver deeper inquiry based learning experiences.


Assess and Build Background Knowledge with Good Questions

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Learn how to engage and encourage students to develop, use, and share good questions to deepen and demonstrate their foundational knowledge of texts, topics, theories, and techniques and to identify and fill gaps in learning.

GODD QUESTIONS TRAINING (CONTENT SPECIFIC)

Bloom's Taxonomy Questioning Pyramid (c) Maverik Education LLC, 2019

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND LITERACY

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of English language arts and literacy standards and learning targets into good questions that will engage students to comprehend, critique, and create texts of literary fiction and nonfiction and strengthen their literacy and language skills.

MATHEMATICS

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of mathematics standards  into good questions that will challenge students to demonstrate and communicate how they could use mathematical concepts, operations, and procedures to attain and explain answers, outcomes, results, and solutions in a variety of contexts.

SCIENCE (S.T.E.M. / S.T.E.A.M.)

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of science standards and learning targets into good questions that will engage students to demonstrate and communicate their learning through research, scientific inquiry, and engineering design.

HISTORY

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of history standards and learning targets into good questions that will challenge students to develop and demonstrate historical thinking and engage in deeper historical investigations.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of social studies standards and learning targets into good questions that will engage students to develop, deepen, and demonstrate their understanding of civics, economics, geography, and other areas of the social sciences.

ART, MUSIC, THEATER

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of visual and performing arts standards and learning targets into good questions that will deepen students understanding and appreciation of the arts and design their own original works of art, music, or theatrical performance.

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