Deepening Core Instruction

Learn why successful standards-based instruction requires extended processing and application of knowledge to achieve long-term retention.
In Deepening Core Instruction, teachers will learn to construct and implement researchbased instructional strategies that support students as they expand, apply, and deepen their understanding of content. These highly effective strategies will be modeled to demonstrate the cognitive progression of thinking required to deepen knowledge. Teachers will have the opportunity to strengthen the instructional strategies they currently utilize by practicing intentional planning to monitor for evidence of the desired result. They will also uncover other strategies and criteria required to guide deeper thinking to reach rigorous standards.

This is a ‘hands-on’ session in which teachers will create a toolbox filled with instructional strategies, tools, and resources. Teachers will learn how to manage student response rates with tiered questioning, as well as help students practice skills, examine similarities and differences, examine their reasoning, and revise their knowledge.

Participants Will Understand
  • Highly effective instructional strategies employed to guide deeper thinking
  • Instructional shifts necessary to prepare students for college and career
  • How criteria for success drives instruction
  • The purpose and how-to of intentional planning
Participants Will Be Able To
  • Identify appropriate strategies for guiding deeper thinking
  • Plan for the desired result of deeper thinking strategies
  • Observe the impact of deeper thinking strategies on students in order to adapt instruction
  • Plan deeper thinking lessons based on rigorous standards
  • Teachers
  • Teacher Mentors
  • Instructional/Curriculum Coaches
  • Building Administrators
  • Central Office Instructional/Curriculum Support
1 Day

Examining Similarities & Differences: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Deepen Their Understanding

Connie Scoles West, Robert J. Marzano

Examining Reasoning: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Produce and Defend Claims

Tracy Ocasio, Robert J. Marzano

Practicing Skills, Strategies, & Processes: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Develop Proficiency

Kelly Harmon, Robert J. Marzano

Revising Knowledge: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Examine Their Deeper Understanding

Ria Schmidt, Robert J. Marzano

The Essential Flipbook for Achieving Rigor

Amy M. Dujon

Interested in bringing this session to your school or district?