Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

What Exactly Is Depth of Knowledge?

What exactly is depth of knowledge?  How does the depth of knowledge establish the context in which students transfer and use their learning?  Why is the DoK Wheel inaccurate?  Learn what distinguishes Webb's Depth of Knowledge Model from Bloom's Taxonomy and how both can be used to address the cognitive rigor of college and career ready standards.

Now That's a Good Question!

What is a good question - or rather, how does a good question challenge students to demonstrate higher order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge?  Learn how to develop good questions that will set the instructional focus and serve as formative, summative, and authentic assessments for deeper, student-centered learning experiences.

Erik M. Francis, M.Ed., M.S., is the owner and lead professional education specialist for Maverik Education LLC, which provides professional development and Title I program consultation.   His professional development seminars have been featured at national, state, and regional education conferences.  He has also conducted professional development training at K-12 district and charter schools nationwide.  His book Now THAT'S a Good Question!  How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning will be published by ASCD in 2016.