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MAVERIK EDUCATION LLC provides continuous professional development for teachers and school leaders on research-based best practices and creative instructional methods that will challenge students to demonstrate higher order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge. Teacher PD, seminars, trainings, and workshops can be presented as half-day or full-day in-services and be provided continuously throughout the academic year.
MAVERIK EDUCATION LLC has conducted and facilitated professional development seminars and workshops at numerous national, state, and regional education conferences hosted by organizations such as ASCD, Learning Forward, the College Board, the New Teacher Center, the Southern Region Education Board, the Association for Middle Level Education, and the National Association for Gifted Children. We have also been a featured and keynote speaker at conferences focusing on Title I, gifted education, English language leaRners, dropout prevention, guidance counseling, and social work. We have also conducted seminars and workshops internationally in Canada, Dubai, and Singapore.
(Based on the book published by ASCD.)
How does a good question prompt and encourage students to think deeply and express and share the depth and extent of their learning? Learn how develop and pose good questions that will challenge students to demonstrate higher levels of thinking and communicate depth of knowledge.
(Based on the book published by Solution Tree.)
What exactly is depth of knowledge? Learn how depth of knowledge determines the cognitive demand of standards, lessons, and assessments and how Webb's DOK Levels can be used an as multi-tiered system of support for developing and delivering deeper teaching and learning experiences .
How could grade level expectations be assessed and evaluated accurately and authentically? Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of academic standards and learning activities and assessments into good questions that will set the instructional focus, serve as assessments, and personalize standards-based teaching and learning experiences.
What determines the cognitive rigor of academic standards, curricular activities and assessment items? Learn how to use Bloom's Revised Taxonomy and the DOK Levels to plan and provide rigorous teaching and learning experiences that are standards-based, socially and emotionally supportive, and student responsive.
What distinguishes differentiated instruction from individualized instruction and personalized learning? Learn how to use all three methods to develop and deliver deeper, student-centered learning experiences that will address their strengths and skills, identify gaps in learning, and promote student ownership of learning.
How can we deliver deeper teaching and learning experiences that promote critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, curiosity, and connections beyond the classroom? Learn how to use the P.I.P.E.S. methods: problem-based, inquiry-based, project-based, expeditionary, and service learning.
We look forward to the potential of working with you and your staff.
Deconstructing Depth of Knowledge:
A Method and Model
for Deeper Teaching and Learning
Erik M. Francis
Published by Solution Tree