Hey @new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators
On Monday, we are going to be kicking off a week-long slow chat about creating effective questions! Formative Certified Educators @senger @Susan_Shires & @Darcey_Teasdale will be hosting and have put together a great set of questions for all of us to engage in that cover a range of different aspects of effective questioning (crafting the right Q’s for assessments, modifying the complexity of Q’s based on student readiness, teaching students to ask effective questions…)!
This is going to be a great discussion so make sure to stay tuned to #specialized-application as they pose questions each day for you to engage in!
Links to the questions will also be posted here as well!
Q1 is up now via @Susan_Shires ! In considering the types of questions that you develop, how do you balance unit content with critical content questions? Within your assessments, do you work to create specific questions based on Webb’s DOK?
Q2 is up via @Susan_Shires! Do you discuss higher order thinking questions- and their levels- with your students so that they can develop their own?
Q3 is now here, via @senger Do you discuss higher order thinking questions- and their levels- with your students so that they can develop their own?
Q4: Share some of your favorite/ most effective questions and why/what the result has been?
Q5: Does the level of difficulty of your questions increase within a unit? Throughout the year? Why/why not?
Q6: How do you prepare your students to answer questions collaboratively vs independently?
Q7: How do you reflect on and evaluate the questions you ask? How often?
P.S. During the chat, we are going to be referring to Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Levels! If you haven’t heard of DOK levels before, they are categories that describe the levels of thinking we can have student engage in. Below are different resources that our we (the hosts) have compiled to help you understand them!
Here is a useful graphic for understanding DOK. Each block represents a different level (DOK 1-4) and how in-depth or extensively we can have students develop, demonstrate, and discuss their learning. It’s from here:
Another resource that educators have found helpful in transitioning to understanding the DOK levels is this DOK wheel. It describes different types of thinking that we can ask students to engage in. We got the visual here:
Lastly, if you are more familiar with Bloom’s taxonomy, here are two resources that compare it with DOK: