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Pathway

Session 1: What is the "Chunk"?

Goal for this session: Teachers will be able to identify what students are ready to learn about a disciplinary core idea (DCI) and far they can move their understanding forward in one investigation. We call this a “chunk.” An investigation may be a single lesson or short sequence of lessons.

Session 2: Investigation Questions

Goal for this session: Teachers are able to a craft an investigation question that guides activities and discussions and leads students to a deeper understanding of a disciplinary core idea (DCI).

Session 3: What's the Evidence

Goal for this session: Teachers will hone their ability to plan lessons that provide evidence that students use to support claims or answer the investigation question. Teachers learn to ask questions such as, “What data could students collect, analyze and interpret and use as evidence? Will they have sufficient evidence to support a claim?”

Session 4: Focus on Making Meaning

Goal for this session: Teachers are able to plan full class discussions where students share their thinking and reasoning as they make sense of their classroom work.