This is right on par with our recent staff development. Thank you KCrowley!

The Teachable Moments

During my summer institute on Common Core Unit planning we were provided several learning opportunities to better understand and apply Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge.  Webb’s analysis of learning presented all of us in the institute with a new way at looking at the ways in which we learn and challenged us to think – Bloom’s Taxonomy or Depth of Knowledge (DoK – for short).

Now, I am in no position to say which is better.  I am without question an educator that has always considered Bloom’s the bible on the ways in which I can challenge not only students but teachers to dig deeper and push harder into learning process.  Yet, after some time exploring DoK, I began to wonder if it is truly a better way to think about acquisition of knowledge.

For those of you who don’t know or use bloom’s taxonomy, the chart below is a good example…

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