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Asking Better Questions for Deeper Thinking

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Asking Better Questions for Deeper Thinking

Presented by Opal Davis Dawson, Faculty, ASCD

Sponsored by ASCD

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Effective classroom instruction encourages students to build thinking skills beyond those of simple recall, and one of the most effective ways teachers can do so is through their questioning strategies. Student responses to questions can provide important information to teachers on what students understand and can do and how they think about and use different concepts. Viewers of this edWebinar consider what it means to incorporate rigor into the classroom and how they may use questioning strategies to engage students in deeper thinking.

We use specific examples from The Achievery, a FREE digital learning platform created by AT&T designed to help connect students to a new world of digital learning through stories that spark curiosity and content that entertains and teaches. The platform features clips from some of the most popular, well-loved movies, TV shows, and cartoons from Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network, paired with lessons and learning activities that students can engage with wherever they are—at home, in the community, and in the classroom.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.

Opal Davis DawsonAbout the Presenter

Opal Davis Dawson is an author, educational consultant, coach, and award-winning PreK–5 public Montessori school principal with nearly 30 years of experience in education. While principal, she led her school in the implementation of the Understanding by Design® framework, with a focus on early childhood and primary school. Also, during her tenure, Opal led her school’s implementation of professional learning communities (PLCs) to work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students.

Opal has taught, led, and consulted in Title 1 and non-Title 1 schools, and her work spans small, large, urban, rural, and suburban districts. She supports school leaders, district leaders, and teachers nationally and internationally in planning and implementing improvement initiatives, capacity building, and supporting high academic achievement for diverse student populations and instructional best practices. Opal holds Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees in elementary education from the University of Louisville.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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