Universal Design for Learning: Designing Essential Questions, K-5 - No. 303

UDL Course No. 303 Universal Design for Learning: Designing Essential Questions, K-5 - No. 303

Course participants will first overview and become familiar with a variety of questioning approaches and the theories them. After developing an understanding of the success and research behind effective questioning, they will learn how to design essential questions. In designing essential questions of their own, participants will compare essential questions to traditional guided questions, analyze their differences, re-write guided questions into essential questions, and then move on to design effective essential questions of their own.  effectively design essential questions.
Course Outcomes:
  • Understand the questioning approaches that move students deeper into text.
  • Understand the difference between essential questions and guiding questions.
  • Design their own essential questions that move students deeper into text.
  • Apply questioning approaches that evoke high-level response from students.

This course is 20 hours