professional development and program consultation 

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of academic standards and textual statements into good questions that promote disciplinary literacy by challenging students to read, review, and respond to the ideas and information presented in subject-specific texts and topics using various types of oral, written, creative, or technical expression.

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of college and career ready standards in history and social studies into into good questions that will challenge students to read, research, reflect upon, and respond to historical and social ideas, incidents, individuals, information, and issues.

​​​​Now That's a Good Question

for English Language Development!

Now That's a Good Question for S.T.E.M. / S.T.E.A.M.!

Contact us to learn more about how we specifically design and deliver our professional development

to meet the needs and expectations for teaching and learning within your state or at your individual school.

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of college and career ready standards in mathematics into good questions that challenge students to think strategically and extensively about how and why concepts, operations, and procedures can be used to attain and explain answers, outcomes, results, and solutions to mathematical and real world problems.

​​​Now That's a Good Question for Gifted & Talented Education!

Now That's a Good Question for English Language Arts!

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of college and career ready standards into good questions that will prompt and encourage students to develop and demonstrate self-understanding, cognitive and affective growth, talent and thinking, and competence personally, socially, culturally, and expressively in their own unique way.

​The Good Questions Training Modules focus on how to develop good questions that promote cognitive rigor in a specific subject area or for a particular topic.  These seminars and trainings are designed specifically for educators who are interested in learning how to promote cognitive rigor through inquiry in a certain content area or to deliver a distinctive learning experience such as project-based or problem-based learning.

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of college and career ready standards for English language arts and literacy into good questions that challenge students to comprehend, comment on, consider, critique, and create texts of literacy fiction and nonfiction using various types of oral, written, creative, and technical expression.

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of college and career ready standards in science and mathematics to into good questions that will challenge students to address and respond to real world phenomena and problems using science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

Now That's a Good Question for the Arts!

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of college and career ready standards into good questions that will tier instruction and assist and support students in building background knowledge and developing the foundational skills needed to answer questions, address problems, accomplish tasks, and analyze texts and topics. 

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of college and career ready standards into good driving questions that can set the instructional focus and serve as formative, summative, and authentic assessments to measure and monitor student learning and success.

Now That's a Good Question for Disciplinary Literacy!

Who's Asking Good Questions? 

ACCLAIM Academy, Phoenix, AZ • Agua Fria Union High School District, Avondale, AZ • The Academy Charter School, Hempstead, NY • All Aboard Charter School, Phoenix, AZ • Avondale Elementary School District, Avondale, AZ • Bassett Unified School District, La Puente, CA • Borger Independent School District, Borger, TX • Buffalo Academy of Science, Buffalo, NY • Cartwright Elementary School District, Phoenix, AZ • CITI BOCES, Syracuse, NY • Consildated School District of New Britain, New Britain, CT • Champion Schools, Phoenix / Chandler, AZ • Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO • EAGLE College Prep, Phoenix, AZ • Enterprise City Public Schools, Enterprise, AL • Espiritu Schools, Phoenix, AZ • Eufaula City Schools, Eufaula, AL • Ganado Unified School District, Ganado, AZ • Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ • Grand Prairie Independent Schools, Grand Prairie, TX • Humboldt Unified School District, Prescott Valley, AZ • Imagine Schools, Phoenix, AZ • Kyrene Elementary School District, Ahwatukee, AZ • Mountain School, Flagstaff, AZ • Muscogee County Office of Education, Columbus, GA • Nassau TRACT, Hempstead, NY • New York State CITI BOCES, Syracuse, NY • OCM BOCES, Syracuse, NY • Palo Alto Unified School District, Palo Alto, CA • Phoenix Advantage Charter School, Phoenix, AZ • PLC Charter Schools, Tolleson, AZ • Planada Elementary School District, Planada, CA • Renaissance Charter School at Cooper City, Hollywood, FL • Rochester Academy Charter School, Rochester, NY • Roxboro Community School, Roxboro, NC • Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA • Santa Maria Bonita Elementary School District, Santa Maria, CA • Santa Rita School District, Salinas, CA • Scottsdale Unified School District, Scottsdale, AZ • Self Development Academy, Phoenix, AZ • Sheridan High School, Sheridan, AR • Sunnyside Unified School District, Tucson, AZ • Telesis Center for Learning, Lake Havasu, FL • The Out-of-Door Academy, Sarasota, FL • Tucson Unified School District, Tucson, AZ • Vida Charter School, Gettysburg, PA • West Essex Regional School District, North Caldwell, NJ • Yuma Elementary School District, Yuma, AZ

Good Questions Training Modules

Now That's a Good Question for History / Social Studies!

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of college and career ready standards in science to into good questions that will challenge students to examine, experiment with, and investigate how and why science can be used to address and explain natural events and phenomena.

Now That's a Good Question to Measure Learning & Success!

Now That's a Good Question for Mathematics!

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of college and career ready standards into good questions with a language emphasis that will assist and support students in developing and demonstrating English language proficiency and using English to communicate knowledge and thinking clearly, comprehensively, and correctly. 

Participants will learn the following:

  • Recognize what are the 8 different types of good questions that can be asked in a specific subject area or to address a particular topic.
  • Understand and analyze how good questions challenge students to think deeply and express and share the depth and extent of their learning.
  •  Use good questions to set the instructional focus and serve as formative, summative, and authentic assessments for deeper student-centered learning experiences.
  • Evaluate how good questions measure student learning accurately, acceptably, appropriately, and authentically
  • Create good questions by rephrasing the performance objectives of academic standards and learning targets..


Now That's a Good Question for the Project-Based Learning!

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of college and career ready standards for the visual, performing, and media arts into good questions that will engage students to create, perform, respond to, and connect works presented in various formats and mediums, by various artists, in different contexts, and from different cultures.

​The Good Questions Training Modules can be provided to K-12 educators at all grade levels and in all subject areas as a half-day, full day, or ongoing professional development seminars.  They can also be used to expand upon and support the professional development provided through the Good Questions Training also offered by MAVERIK EDUCATION LLC.

​​​Now That's a Good Question for Tiered Intervention!

Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of college and career ready standards into good driving questions that will challenge and engage students to demonstrate and communicate the depth and extent of their learning actively and authentically through project-based learning experiences.

NowThat's a Good Question for Science!