Upcoming Conferences & Workshops
Now That's a Good Question!
How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning
What is a good question – or rather, how does a good question challenge students to demonstrate higher order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge? Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of academic standards and learning targets into good questions that will assess and build background knowledge, set the
instructional focus, serve as assessments, and personalize deeper, student-centered learning experiences.
What will you take away from this workshop?
- Recognize the eight types of good questions that promote cognitive rigor.
- Understand how good questions challenge students to demonstrate higher levels of thinking and communicate depth of knowledge (DOK).
- Use good questions to build background knowledge, set the instructional focus, serve as assessments, personalize learning and promote talent development.
- Analyze how good questions can increase the cognitive complexity and demand of learning activities and assessments.
- Evaluate responses to good questions for accuracy, acceptability, appropriateness and authenticity.
- Create good questions by rephrasing the instructional performance objectives of academic standard and learning targets into statements of inquiry.
Who should attend?
- Teacher Coaches
- 6 PD Hours
Erik M. Francis, M.Ed., M.S. is an author, educator, and speaker who specializes in teaching and learning that promotes cognitive rigor and postsecondary (college and career) readiness. He is the author of Now THAT'S a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning published by ASCD. He is also the owner of Maverik Education LLC, providing academic professional development and consultation to K-12 schools, colleges, and universities on how to develop inquiry-based learning environments and deliver inquiry-driven educational experiences that engage and encourage students to demonstrate higher order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge. Erik is also one of World's Top 30 Education Professionals for 2019 by the research organization Global Gurus.
Ways to Register
On-Line: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at www.illinoisascd.org
Mail: Send completed form with check or copy of PO to: ILASCD Francis — Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.
Fax: Fax completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of school P.O.
Early Bird Rate - good thru 9/13/19: $179
IL ASCD Member $199
1 Person Each $248* (includes IL ASCD Membership)
2 People Each $228** (2 or more attendees from the same school district/organization. Does not include membership)
3 People Each $218**
Full-Time Student/Retiree $98
Call for information on larger team discounts at (618)203-3993.
Registration deadline: October 16, 2019
A $15.00 fee will be charged for cancellations made in writing prior to the deadline. No refunds will be given after the deadline. Confirmation will be sent via e-mail after your registration is processed. Registrations can be transferred to another individual by faxing information to 309-438-5364 or by emailing email@example.com