Teach Different With Essential Questions
** Message From Steve Fouts, Teach Different Principal **
In this online, self-paced course, you will learn a 3-Step conversation technique that will help you make what you are already teaching more interesting. Start brainstorming now what part of your curriculum you want to make more interesting and we will help you make three of your favorite lessons unforgettable. Bring your imagination and an open mind!
ABOUT THE COURSE
- This course is approved for 3 graduate credits through Adams State University.
- Builds Teacher Capacity In Making Essential Questions And Sparking Unforgettable Classroom Discussions
- Useful For All Student Ages And Teaching Disciplines
- Covers ELA Common Core Anchor Standards For Speaking And Listening: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1,2,3
- Aligned To College, Career And Civic Life (C3) Framework’s Dimensions
- Taught By Free-Thinking Veteran Educators
- Self Paced: Start Within 60 Days Of Sign Up And Take Up To 12 Weeks To Finish
- Completely Online, No Textbooks
- Establish claims from complex texts
- Develop counterclaims to assertions of truth
- Create essential questions tied to primary sources
- Integrate essential questions into your teaching practices
View the syllabus for Teach Different with Essential Questions here.
- Lectures 7
- Quizzes 3
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 31
- Assessments Yes
Milestone ONE: The 3-Step Process
For this milestone you will be introduced to the 3-Step process-- a student engagement technique that uses SEL principles to build essential questions and promote equity in the classroom.
Milestone TWO: Making Think Alouds
Now you are going to make your first 3-Step Think Alouds (TA). Consider a TA like a conversation starter for a lesson. Each TA has a famous quotation, a social-emotional learning theme, a claim, counterclaim and provocative essential question.
- Example #1 Aesop: “Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.” https://tinyurl.com/yxwr67gd
- Example #2 Dr. Seuss: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” https://tinyurl.com/y2kf3kva
- Example #3 Margaret Mitchell: ” Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” https://tinyurl.com/yymcm86u
- Example #4 Leo Tolstoy: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” https://tinyurl.com/yxt3vbcf
- Example #5 Benjamin Franklin: “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” https://tinyurl.com/yyc6f86l
Milestone THREE: Lesson One
For this milestone you will complete your first lesson which you started in Milestone Two. After revising it based on feedback, you will submit it for evaluation.
Milestone FOUR: Lesson Two
For this milestone you will create another lesson from scratch.
Milestone FIVE: Lesson Three
This week you will repeat the process to design your third lesson.
Milestone SIX: Final Reflections
In the final week of this course you are going to reflect on your experiences.