No More Pencils, No More Books

Designing a Cognitively Rigorous and Cost-Effective Curriculum

Knowing Is Half the Battle!

Teaching and Learning for Cognitive Rigor


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Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

at All Grade Levels

M.I.A.

Multiple Intelligence Activities


GOOD QUESTIONS​

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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.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

at All Grade Levels

What Exactly Is Depth of Knowledge?

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Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

at All Grade Levels

 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 student learning be measured accurately and authentically?  What if the educational objectives of academic standards were rephrased into good questions that prompt students to demonstrate and communicate their learning?  Learn how to use the Bloom's Questioning Inverted Pyramid developed by MAVERIK EDUCATION LLC to rephrase academic standards, educational objectives, instructional directions, and learning targets into good questions that will set the instructional focus and serve as assessments for deeper student learning experiences. 

Standards-Based Grading with Good Questions

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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.   

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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.

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Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

at All Grade Levels

Now THAT'S a Good Question!

How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning

Flashback Friday

Keeping Learning Formative and Fresh

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Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

at All Grade Levels

How can schools develop a curriculum that is cognitively rigorous and cost effective?  What if teachers developed and mapped their curriculum by rephrasing performance objectives into good questions that set the instructional focus and served as assessments for student learning?  How could teachers and students use online resources and texts as instructional materials?  Learn how to develop a standards-based and student-centered curriculum that will challenge students to demonstrate and communicate the depth and extent of their learning and save schools and staff money on purchasing instructional materials.

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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.

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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.

How can students keep the concepts, procedures, and skills fresh in their minds once the lesson has been taught and the unit is finished?  What if students were given opportunities on Fridays to review and revisit what they previously learned?  How could you do this with just one item, question, or task that will deepen and extend student learning?  Learn how to develop and deliver deeper learning experiences that will serve as formative instruction and assessments and keep previous learning fresh in mind.

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.

 Where Will Good Questions Be Posed? 

June 14, 2017: Utah Association for Gifted Children Conference, Park City, UT • June 23, 2018: Arizona Association of Black School Educators, Phoenix, AZ • July 9-11, 2017: National Principals Conference (NAESP / NASSP), Philadelphia, PA • July 12, 2017: 2017 Singapore Math Summit, Phoenix, AZ • July 13-14, 2017: Southern Regional Education Board High Schools That Work 31st Annual Conference, Nashville, TN • July 24-25, 2017: Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL • September 22, 2017: Maine Principals Association, Augusta, ME • September 29-October 1, 2017: ECETNJPA Fall Convening, Painsboro, NJ • October 26, 2017: Schools of the Future Conference, Honolulu, HI • November 9-12, 2017: National Association of Gifted Children 64th Annual Convention, Charlotte, NC • July 8-13, 2018: Confratute 2018, Storrs, CT

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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


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R.E.I.D. to Learn

Research.  Examine.  Investigate.  Design