A good question challenges and engages students to do the following:
Using the best practices and instructional methods 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. You'll learn:
Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of academic standards and learning targets into good questions that can be used to challenge students to demonstrate higher order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge (D.O.K).
Learn how to develop and use good questions to engage students to acquire and process the information they need to develop and demonstrate familiarity, understanding, awareness, and expertise.
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.
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.
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.
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.