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Now That's a Good Question for Gifted and Talented Education!

Saturday, November 11
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Location: 217 A

What is a good question -- or rather, how does a good question challenge students to demonstrate higher order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge? Learn how to develop good questions that promote cognitive rigor by prompting and encouraging gifted and talented students to develop and demonstrate their talent and thinking in their own unique way.

Erik M. Francis

ASCD Author / Professional Education Specialist
Maverik Education LLC

Erik M. Francis, M.Ed., M.S. is an author, educator, and speaker who specializes in teaching and learning that promotes cognitive rigor and college and career readiness. He is the author of Now That’s a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning published by ASCD. He is also the owner of Maverik Education LLC, providing professional development and consultation on increasing student achievement, teacher effectiveness, program compliance, and overall school performance. He works with K-12 schools on developing learning environments and delivering educational experiences that challenge students to demonstrate higher order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge. His expertise is in rephrasing academic standards and educational objectives into good questions that prompt students to think deeply and express and share the depth and extent of their learning in different academic and real-world contexts.

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