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Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor and DOK Wheel

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Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS III: Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
    • Element D: Teachers establish and communicate high expectations and use processes to support the development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • QS I: Teachers demonstrate mastery of and pedagogical expertise in the content they teach.
    • Element C: Teachers demonstrate knowledge of the content, central concepts, inquiry, appropriate evidence-based instructional practices, and specialized characteristics of the disciplines being taught.

The first resource is an article that defines Webb’s DOK levels and provides suggestions about ways that teachers can analyze the tasks provided in their classrooms as a way to evaluate the level of rigor.  Coupled with the article is a DOK wheel which is a good reference and visual to use depth of knowledge.