professional development and program consultation 

R.E.I.D. to Learn

Research.  Examine.  Investigate.  Design


Click hereto read "What Exactly Is Depth of Knowledge?" on ASCD Edge.

Click here to read "Why the DOK Wheel Does Not Address Depth of Knowledge?" on ASCD Edge.

Click here to read "Let's Make a D.O.K.!" on ASCD Edge.

Knowing Is Half the Battle!

Teaching and Learning for Cognitive Rigor


GOOD QUESTIONS​

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Click here to read "Objective: The Students Will Examine and Explain" on LinkedIn Pulse.

What is a good question -- or rather, 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 to use the Cognitive Rigor Questions Framework developed by MAVERIK EDUCATION LLC to create good questions that promote cognitive rigor by challenging students to demonstrate higher order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge.

Click here to purchase the book Now That's a Good Question! published by ASCD.

Click here to watch the video promotion for Now That's a Good Question!

Click here to listen to the Principal Center Radio interview on Now That's a Good Question!

Click here to learn more about the Good Questions Training Modules based on Now That's a Good Question!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Contact us for more information on how we may work with your school, staff, and stakeholders. 

Duration

Quarter-Day, Half-Day, Full Day, Multi-Day, Quarterly


Format

Seminar, Workshop, Keynote, On-Site Staff Development, Webinar


Audience

Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

at All Grade Levels

What Exactly Is Depth of Knowledge?

How can students demonstrate and communicate their learning using their innate strengths and talents?  What if students were provided the opportunity to choose how they demonstrated and communicated their learning?  Learn how to develop activities based upon the multiple intelligences that foster and promote differentiated instruction,  project-based learning, student choice, and talent development.

 How can we prompt and encourage students to think critically and creatively about how they can transfer and use the knowledge they have acquired and developed?  Learn how to develop learning experience that promote cognitive rigor by challenging students to demonstrate higher order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge.

How can students be challenged to demonstrate and communicate their knowledge and thinking?  Learn how to use the Bloom's Questioning Inverted Pyramid developed by MAVERIK EDUCATION LLC to rephrase academic standards and educational objectives into good questions that will set the instructional focus and serve as formative, summative, and authentic assessments for student learning.

Questioning for Cognitive Rigor

Click hereto read "The Return of Synthesis: Personalizing Critical and Creative Thinking" on ASCD Edge.

Click here to read "Objective: The Students Will Examine and Explain" on LinkedIn Pulse.

Click here to read "How Authentic Are Your Assessments?" on LinkedIn Pulse.

MORE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFERINGS COMING SOON!!!

MAVERIK EDUCATION LLC provides continuous professional development workshops on teaching and learning that challenges students to demonstrate higher order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge.  Seminars, trainings, and workshops can be presented as half-day or full-day inservices or integrated as part of a continuous professional development model and plan for a local education agency.   

Duration

Quarter-Day, Half-Day, Full Day, Multi-Day, Quarterly


Format

Seminar, Workshop, Keynote, On-Site Staff Development, Webinar


Audience

Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

at All Grade Levels

How can students learn how to acquire and gather the information they need to process into deeper knowledge and thinking they can transfer and use in their own unique way?  Learn how to develop and scaffold good questions that prompt students to read, research, and report background knowledge; examine and explain how and why concepts and procedures can be used; investigate to extend learning; and design to develop and demonstrate talent and thinking.

Click here to read the blog entry "What Is Cognitive Rigor?" on ASCD Edge.

Click here to read the blog entry "Activity vs. Inquiry: Which Truly Promotes Cognitive Rigor?" on ASCD Edge.

Click here to listen to the ASCD Radio interview on "Crafting Intriguing Questions That Drive Deeper Learning".

Duration

Quarter-Day, Half-Day, Full Day, Multi-Day, Quarterly


Format

Seminar, Workshop, Keynote, On-Site Staff Development, Webinar


Audience

Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

at All Grade Levels

Now THAT'S a Good Question!

How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning

Duration

Quarter-Day, Half-Day, Full Day, Multi-Day, Quarterly


Format

Seminar, Workshop, Keynote, On-Site Staff Development, Webinar


Audience

Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

at All Grade Levels

Duration

Quarter-Day, Half-Day, Full Day, Multi-Day, Quarterly


Format

Seminar, Workshop, Keynote, On-Site Staff Development, Webinar


Audience

Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

at All Grade Levels

Click here to read "The Power of You: How to Personalize Standards-Based Learning" on LinkedIn Pulse.

Click here to read "Objective: The Students Will Examine and Explain" on LinkedIn Pulse.

How can students learn how to acquire and gather the information they need to process into deeper knowledge and thinking they can transfer and use in their own unique way?  Learn how to develop and scaffold good questions that prompt students to read, research, and report background knowledge; examine and explain how and why concepts and procedures can be used; investigate to extend learning; and design to develop and demonstrate talent and thinking.

 Where Will Good Questions Be Posed? 

March 2, 2017: Arkansas Gifted and Talented Education Conference, Little Rock, AR • March 4, 2017: California Association for the Gifted Conference, San Diego, CA • March 9, 2017: NJASCD Educating the Whole Child Conference, Monroe Township, NJ • March 10, 2017: New Jersey Middle Level Education Annual Conference, Union, NJ • CTA Good Teaching South Conference, Orange Grove, CA • March 26, 2017: ASCD Empower17! Anaheim, CA • April 28-30, 2016: Beyond I.Q., Boston, MA • 3rd Annual Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today Conference, Lawrenceville, NJ

Duration

Quarter-Day, Half-Day, Full Day, Multi-Day, Quarterly


Format

Seminar, Workshop, Keynote, On-Site Staff Development, Webinar


Audience

Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

at All Grade Levels

Duration

Quarter-Day, Half-Day, Full Day, Multi-Day, Quarterly


Format

Seminar, Workshop, Keynote, On-Site Staff Development, Webinar


Audience

Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

at All Grade Levels

What exactly is depth of knowledge, and how does it mark and measure student learning?  Learn how depth of knowledge designates the depth and extent students are expected to demonstrate and communicate their learning and how to use the Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Model Context Ceilings  developed by MAVERIK EDUCATION LLC deliver challenging and engaging learning experiences.

P.I.P.E.S.

Project-Based + Inquiry-Based + Problem-Based +

Expeditionary + Service Learning


M.I.A.

Multiple Intelligence Activities