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.