Quality Questions ISS HS History Teachers Natalie Williams, David Jordan and Gordan Palmer Where have we been? April 2012 PD • Intro on importance of asking fewer, richer questions during lessons that are pre-planned in PLCs • Supplied “RBT stems” as a spring board for creating quality questions Where are we now? December 2012 PD • Traditional textbook and/or unit plan questions • MSLs Specifications • Small group/whole group discussion using Walsh, Sattes Activity #5 to practice understanding ways to reword for quality questions Directions Form “mixed schools” groups of three. Silently read handout Page 18 and make notes on handout listing additional reasons why the rewritten questions are improved (5 min). Share your thoughts, ah ha’s with small group (3 min). Share one profound thought per group (2 min). Directions Silently, complete page 19 column 3 (5 min). Share your thoughts with your small group (3 min). Share one profound thought per group (2 min). Directions As a small group, rewrite and explain your improvements to ONE of the two traditional questions on page 20 (5 min). Where are we now? Agree on common current or future content. Create a minimum of 2 reworded quality questions to use with students at some point during remainder of semester. Record questions on poster paper. (15 min for small group work) Where are we now? Travel with your small group to complete a Gallery Walk on all quality questions. Leave feedback to support or improve questions. (10 min for Gallery Walk) Where are we now? Return to your original quality questions and consider any feedback. Digitally submit your new questions to [email protected] using the district template for lessons. Template can be accessed through C&I or N. Williams’ page. (10 minutes to complete task) Where do we go from here? Remember characteristics of quality questions to reword traditional questions in future lessons. Access the history lesson bank to find quality questions created today by your colleagues.