Now That’s a Good Question
About the Course
This course is a book study on the Book Now That’s a Good Question by Erik M. Francis. This book explores how questioning can provide proper scaffolding to deepen student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge. After reading this book you will be able to use these techniques for using questioning to extend and evaluate your students' learning experiences. You will be able to use eight different kinds of questions that will challenge student to demonstrate higher-order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge. You will be able rephrase the performance objectives of college and career readiness standards into questions that engage and challenge students. The author Erik Francis give tons of examples across many content areas and grade levels. This book can help fine-tune your approach to questioning and bring new ideas of how to incorporate more inquiry in your classroom and deepen students knowledge, understanding and ability to apply what they are thinking and know.
- Now That's a Good Question by Erik Francis
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Use eight different types of questions (essential, factual, analytical, reflective, hypothetical, argumentative, affective, and personal) to challenge students to thinking at a higher level.
- Use questions to scaffold and differentiate to deepen students thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge.
- Use the CRQ (Cognitive Rigor Question Framework) to develop questions sequences to use when planning a lesson.
Sunshine Vincent is an Instructional Coach and Gifted Education Coordinator who works with both students and teachers to help them create the best learning experience for their students and ensure gifted students are being challenged and always learning new things. Sunshine knows that teaching is an ever changing career and there are always new methods and ideas to learn. She knows that providing teachers with support and guidance will ensure our students are always getting the best educational experience possible. Sunshine has presented at multiple educational conferences across Colorado in many different area of educational practices. She has taught for 19 years in multiple fields for all grades, Pre-school - 12th.
Sunshine is a a certified Google Education Educator and Trainer and certified by CDE to teach Depth and Complexity strategies. Sunshine holds a Masters of Education with an emphasis in Technology from the University of Oregon and has almost completed a second Master of Education in Gifted Education from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She also has endorsements in Special Education, Technology Education, Technology Specialist, Business and Gifted Education.