Effective Questioning

Formative Assessment Through Effective Questioning And Discussion

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Would you like to learn how to reach all of your students—from the most naïve to the higher performers? Then this is the course for you! In it you will learn how to incorporate strategies for effective questioning in to your classroom. Strategies that allow you to assess and guide your instruction, provide effective feedback, check for understanding and generate classroom discussions.

You will learn five areas to focus on that will improve student performance and sharpen your instructional skills. You will create a tool box of alternative strategies on how to reach your most naïve students.

Join the thousands of teachers that have benefited from JP’s evidenced based and field proven professional development for over a quarter of a century. Learn how the principles of explicit instruction and the use of best practices can make a difference in your classroom.

Module 1:

Learn how to:

  • Increase effective use of rigorous text dependent questions to be used as formative assessments
  • Use questions, not as a test, but to drive the next steps in instruction: prompt, cue, explain, reteach, enrich
  • Increase use of open ended questions as opposed to closed questions

Module 2:

Learn how to

  • Increase use of the 4 types of text dependent questions to effectively differentiate
  • Increase use of effective questioning prompts embedded in instruction when students are not at mastery
  • Effectively differentiate instruction based on student mastery by creating questions increasingly based on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge

Module 3:

Learn how to:

  • Increase use of Checking for Understanding ( CFU) every 2-3 minutes with naïve students
  • Increase application of WHEN to Check for Understanding

Module 4:

Learn how to:

  • Increase effective, specific, instructional feedback to guide students to the next instructional steps
  • Increase use of when to: echo, elaborate or explain based on students’ responses
  • Use a structured system for selecting non-volunteers during CFU questions

Module 5:

Learn how to:

  • Plan for use of effective strategies to create collaborative discussion groups at least 1-2 times a week.
  • Effectively use model, lead and test to train routines and procedures for effective discussion groups
  • Strategically plan Turn and Talk to create effective discussion partners
  • Effectively use attention getters to reconvene groups at the end of the discussion time
  • Increase use of open ended and why questions

Your Instructor

Janie Feinberg
Janie Feinberg

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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