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Rigor is NOT a Four Letter Word
Tuesday February 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Barbara R. Blackburn, Ph.D., Consultant and Author
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Rigor is a key focus of today’s educational reform. What exactly is rigor? What does it look like in the classroom? What are the myths about rigor? In this webinar, Dr. Barbara Blackburn explains instructional rigor and what it looks like in the classroom.
- What instructional rigor is
- What specific aspects of instruction support rigor
- Practical examples of rigorous instructional activities
She also covers practical ideas around these instructional rigor areas: increasing text complexity, providing scaffolding during reading instruction, creating open-ended projects, problem-based learning, implementation of high standards, and working with special-needs students.
Gain a stronger understanding of rigor that you will be able to share with other educators. K-12 teachers and leaders are invited to view this recorded webinar.
About the Presenter
Barbara R. Blackburn, Ph.D., is a consultant and author of 16 books, including Rigor is NOT a Four Letter Word. Barbara has dedicated her life to raising the level of rigor and motivation for professional educators and students alike. She has taught early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students and has served as an educational consultant for three publishing companies. Barbara holds a master’s degree in school administration and is certified as both a teacher and a school principal in North Carolina. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Barbara recently left her position at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to write and speak full-time. In addition to speaking at state and national conferences, she also regularly presents workshops for teachers and administrators in elementary, middle, and high schools. Follow Barbara on Twitter @barbblackburn.
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