Welcome to the Engaging Learners Academy Course in Critical Thinking!

What is a good question – or rather, how does a good question challenge students to demonstrate different levels of thinking and develop their depth of knowledge? Learn how to create deeper student-centered learning experiences that encourage inquiry by asking good questions that will “hook” students’ curiosity and interest to learn, assess and build their foundational knowledge, deepen their understanding, and develop their talent and thinking into personal expertise. Learn from Erik M. Francis, M.Ed., M.S., an international author and presenter with over 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, a site administrator, and an education program specialist with a state education agency. Erik is the author of Now THAT'S a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning published by ASCD. 2 hours of professional learning. Participants will:


• Learn to identify the 8 different kinds of questions

• Explore ways to dive deeper to drive learning

• Discover how to use good questions in the classroom and beyond

• Acquire loads of tips and classroom-tested examples


K-12 classroom teachers, paraeducators, tutors, and school administrators will benefit from this course. Whether teaching online, in person, or using a blended model, this course empowers all educators to create deeper student-centered learning experiences.

2 HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Upon completion of the course each student will receive a certificate documenting 2 hours of professional development.

Erik M. Francis, M.Ed., M.S.

Erik M. Francis, M.Ed., M.S. is an international author and presenter with over 20 years of experience working as a classroom teacher, a site administrator, an education program specialist with a state education agency, and a professional development trainer. He has extensive experience working with diverse populations of schools, staff, and students at all grade levels from pre-kindergarten to post-graduate.

Erik is the owner of Maverik Education LLC, providing academic professional development and consultation to K-12 schools, colleges, and universities on developing rigorous learning environments and delivering educational experiences that challenge students to demonstrate higher order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge (DOK). His areas of expertise include teaching and learning for depth of knowledge (Webb’s DOK), higher level questioning and inquiry, authentic learning, differentiated instruction, personalized learning, and talent development. 

Erik is the author of Now THAT'S a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning published by ASCD. His book on teaching and learning for depth of knowledge will be published by Solution Tree International in 2021. Erik is also ranked as one of the World's Top 30 Education Professionals for 2019 (#13) and 2020 (#3) by the research organization Global Gurus.

2 HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE


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$19.95

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