Quality Questioning and Alignment of Instruction and Assessment to Assure Rigor and Student Engagement in Learning

This course will develop participants knowledge, skill, and practice in supporting classroom instruction and student learning through the following: developing understanding of taxonomies for educational objectives/cognitive complexity, demonstrating effective techniques for questioning that lead to higher levels of thinking and student engagement, analyzing units to identify level of cognitive complexity (rigor) and determine level of alignment of intended learning, instruction, and assessment, and practicing coaching techniques to address staffs assurance of rigor and student engagement in the intended learning.