Teaching for Rigor and Relevance Rigor and Relevance by rbr40847

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									       November 6, 2006




    Teaching for
Rigor and Relevance
Rigor and Relevance
International Center for Leadership
           in Education




      Richard D. Jones Ph.D.

        Student of Learning
Best Practices for
   Successful
    Schools
    Exemplary Characteristics

  Personalized Learning
•High Expectations
•Data - Driven Decisions
•9th Grade Transition
•Challenging 12th Grade
•Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum
•Effective Leadership
•Relationships Driven by Guiding Principles
•Sustained Professional Development
Rigorous and
  Relevant
  Learning
    ??? Why ???
Rigorous and Relevant
      Learning
      Rigor and Relevance
        ???? Why ????
Changing Nature of Work
It’s a Flat World
Moving to a Conceptual Age
Changing Youth
Accountability for Learning
Achievement Gap
Prepare for the Test
Increase Student Motivation
RR Multiple Meanings

Two Misconceptions

    One Subtle
    Difference
Rigor/Relevance Framework

R
I
G
    High
           C                 D
O
R
    Low    A                 B
           Low               High
                 RELEVANCE
          Rigor/Relevance Framework

Knowledge                Application
1. Awareness
                   1. Knowledge of one discipline
2. Comprehension
                   2. Application within discipline
3. Application     3. Application across disciplines
4. Analysis        4. Application to real world
5. Synthesis               predictable situations
                   5. Application to real world
6. Evaluation
                           unpredictable situations
Knowledge Taxonomy
            Basic Nutrition
6 Appraise results of personal eating
  habits over time
5 Develop personal nutrition goals
4 Examine success in achieving nutrition
  goals
3 Use nutrition guidelines in planning meals
2 Explain nutritional value of foods
1 Label food by nutritional groups
Application Model
        Basic Nutrition
1 Label food by nutrition groups
2 Rank foods by nutritional value
3 Make cost comparison of foods
  considering nutritional value
4 Develop nutritional plan for a health
  problem affected by food
5 Devise a sound nutritional plan for a
  group of 3 year-olds who are “picky”
  eaters
Rigor/Relevance Framework
6   Knowledge
5
4
3
2
              Application
1
    1   2    3    4   5
    Rigor/Relevance Framework
K
N
O
W
     C               D
L
E
D
G
E    A               B
        APPLICATION
                    Rigor/Relevance Framework
       Science - Understand energy conversion in living systems
                  and interdependence of organisms.

              C                             D
              Create a science           Design a consumer
    High
R
                 project to               brochure on light
                demonstrate            requirements for indoor
I              photosynthesis             flowering plants
G
O
R
              A Describe                   B a case study
                                          Solve
    Low      photosynthesis and        problem on location of a
            importance to plants       greenhouse to maximize
                and humans                    sunlight.

                      Low                             High
                              RELEVANCE
                Rigor/Relevance Framework
               Social Studies - High School


           C                       D
            Participate in a      Develop a school
    High
R
           Socratic seminar        policy on First
           on a issue, such      Amendment rights in
I             as privacy.          school setting.
G
O
R
           A                       B
               Describe           Conduct a student
    Low    provisions of one       survey on First
              of the Bill of      Amendment rights.
                 Rights.
                  Low                     High
                          RELEVANCE
                Rigor/Relevance Framework
                Math - represent mathematical
                situations with algebraic symbols

           C                            D
             Solve problems           Create formulas to
    High
R               with with
                 multiple
                                      predict changes in
                                         stock prices
I              unknowns
G
O
R
           A word problem,
           Read
                                       B quantities of
                                    Determine
           create an expression      building materials for
    Low
              to solve for an        multiple construction
                 unknown                    projects

                   Low                          High
                           RELEVANCE
           Rigor/Relevance Framework
                Romeo and Juliet

            C a letter to       D
            Write
    High                     Design brochure on
             Romeo on how
R             to deal with
                             dealing with family
I               conflict.
                                   crises.
G
O
R
             A                  B
              ID conflicts
                                  Act out a
    Low      and issues in
                                   scene
                a scene.

                   Low                High
                         RELEVANCE
           Rigor/Relevance Framework
              Teacher/Student Roles

             C                  D
                 Student         Student
    High
R                 Think        Think & Work
I
G
O
R
             A                  B
                 Teacher             Student
    Low
                  Work                Work

                   Low                 High
                         RELEVANCE
Rigor/Relevance Framework

R
I
G
    High
           C                 D
O
R
    Low    A                 B
           Low               High
                 RELEVANCE
Examples of
Quadrant D
        Rigorous and Relevant
              Instruction
                  Student Learning



  Expected         Instruction                  Actual
   Student                                     Student
 Performance                                 Performance
                  Assessment
Rigor/Relevance                          Rigor/Relevance
                  Student Learning




                                     Feedback
                                     Reflection
Rigor/Relevance Framework

R
I
G
    High
           C                 D
O
R
    Low    A                 B
           Low               High
                 RELEVANCE
Rigor/Relevance
       and
  Instructional
   Strategies
   Strategies
            Rigor/Relevance Framework
                     Strategies

             C                  D
              Compare and      Design a Real
     High
              Contrast         World Product
RI            Summarizing      Teach Others
G
O
R            A                  B
                                Make, Produce,
     Low                        Perform
                                Role Play


                   Low                 High
                         RELEVANCE
Raising the Level of
Rigor and Relevance
           Increasing Rigor/Relevance



R
    High
              C                    D
I
G
O
R
    Low       A                    B
                 Low               High
                       RELEVANCE
  Increasing Rigor and
       Relevance
Rubrics      Resilience
Reading      Relationships
Reflective   Reschedule
 Thought     Rejuvenation
Revision     Rewards
Research
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