DOK question stems
An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century
The new visual below is intended to give teachers and students more choices of make their thinking and learning visible using the following platforms, activities, tools, Visible Thinking Routines as an option or starting off point. The suggestions include tools and platforms that are specifically suited to connect, collaborate, communicate and create, 21st century style, one’s process and make it easier to amplify and to document4learning.
Having an understanding of Webb’s four levels of Depth of Knowledge will help greatly as teachers adjust their planning to better meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards. For many of us, I think, asking students to work at the deeper levels of understanding just makes sense, and fits what we know about how students learn best.
A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking Skills for Educators
Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's job market. Therefore, it is our responsibility as teachers and educators to fully understand the components of this set of skills in order to better focus on them in our instruction.