Presentation on theme: "How to engage students through Rigor, Relevance & Relationships"— Presentation transcript:
1 How to engage students through Rigor, Relevance & Relationships Quadrant D LearningHow to engage students through Rigor, Relevance & Relationships
2 Rigor/Relevance Framework® Dr Rigor/Relevance Framework® Dr. Bill Daggett, International Center for Leadership in EducationBloom’s TaxonomyEvaluationSynthesisAnalysisCDApplicationComprehensionAwarenessABKnowledge in one discipline Real world applicationsCoincidentally, through creating opportunities for active learning, we are also giving students opportunities for “powerful learning.” This is what Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe refer to as “Enduring Understandings.” Those things we take with us, and continue to make connections to 10 years down the road. These are learning experiences that are both rigorous and relevant.We call these “D-Quadrant” Lessons or Units.
4 Teacher/Student Roles Rigor/Relevance FrameworkTeacher/Student RolesKNOWLEDGEDCStudentThinkStudentThink & WorkABTeacherWorkStudentWorkA P P L I C A T I O N
5 Backwards DesignStep 1What is it you want students to know and be able to do?Standards – Content21st Century Skills - Process
6 What’s the Hook? Backwards Design Step 2 How will you know that they know it?Assessments of content and processLearning ActivitiesWhat’s the Hook?
7 1. Have a hook How will you capture their attention? How will you connect with their interests?
8 2. Use the standards & essential questions for inspiration What can an artifact tell or not tell about a time period or event? (7th grade History, Concept 1)What strategies can citizens use most effectively to influence public policy? (HS Civics Standard 4)What types of questions do historians ask about the past? (3rd grade History, Concept 1)
9 Use knowledge taxonomy verb list (synthesis & evaluation) for inspiration.
16 8. Make it so students won’t need to ask: But why do I have to know this?Its not just school for school’s sake. Its something that is meaningful to them –that you’ve helped them make a connection to.
17 Nancy White21st Century Learning & Innovation SpecialistAcademy School District 20