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1 Designing Quality Driving Questions First Presented at the 2008 Teacher Leadership Institute

2 Session Overview Know: The characteristics of a driving question Understand: The value of a driving question in PBL A quality driving question can Motivate students Increase participation Encourage deeper thinking

3 Clinic Overview, Continued Do: Complete a Know/Need to Know document based on this sessions driving question. Complete and discuss a Frayer model. Watch a video demonstrating the process of developing a good driving question. Work through an online tutorial on developing driving questions. Identify examples of quality driving questions. Craft a quality driving question. Use a checklist to self assesses the driving question written during this clinic.

4 Driving Question: Why should a teacher invest time and effort in crafting a quality driving question?

5 KnowNeed to Know

6 Developing a Driving Question

7 Definition in own words Facts/ characteristics ExamplesNonexamples Driving Question

8 According to the PBL Handbook… A good Driving Question makes a project intriguing, complex, and problematic. …requires multiple activities and the synthesis of different types of information before it can be answered. …should address authentic concerns. Page 37

9 Different Types of Questions Direct or Closed QuestionOpen Ended QuestionDriving Question

10 Quality Driving Questions Are Provocative Open-ended Go to the heart of a discipline or topic Challenging Can arise from real-dilemmas that students find interesting Consistent with curricular standards and frameworks

11 Points to Remember Make the Driving Question feasible. Dont let technology become the focus of a project. For the best Driving Questions, plan to revise and/or refine your first draft.

12 Teach Students How to Ask Questions Driving Question: What is the impact of climate on a civilization? Open-Ended Question: How does climate determine the foods we eat? Direct/Closed Question: What kinds of foods do we eat? What season do we eat those foods?

13 Now, its your turn! Project Based Learning Online Resource

14 Identify Quality Driving Questions Sort the questions in the packet on your table into one of two piles: Quality and Needs Refinement Select one of the questions that needs refinement and make it a quality Driving Question.

15 Craft a Driving Question Revisit the driving question you designed for the PBL experience you are developing. Use the new knowledge you have on quality driving questions to refine or revise yours. Work with those sitting at your table to ensure you have a quality Driving Question at the end of this clinic.

16 Self Assess Use the DQ 2 Self-Assessment Checklist to self assess your driving question.

17 Exit Slip Respond to this clinics driving question. Why should a teacher invest time and effort in crafting a quality driving question?

18 Resources Markham, Thom. Project Based Learning Handbook. 2nd Edition. Novato, CA: Buck Institute for Education, Project Based Learning Online Resource Stanfill, Jack and RD Drake. An Instructional Organizer


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