Increasing Rigor with Higher Order Thinking

This session will help participants use higher order thinking to increase rigor. We will improve the quality of questions posed to students.

Target audience:   6-12 teachers 

Main objectives include:  

  • using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to scaffold students to think more critically,

  • purposefully planning questions in lesson plans, and

  • building rigor in both face to face and virtual environments.

NC Professional Teaching Standards Addressed in this Course:

  • STANDARD II: TEACHERS ESTABLISH A RESPECTFUL ENVIRONMENT FOR A DIVERSE POPULATION OF STUDENTS.

  • STANDARD IV: TEACHERS FACILITATE LEARNING FOR THEIR STUDENTS.

  • STANDARD V: TEACHERS REFLECT ON THEIR PRACTICE.

Presenter: Pam Sutton, Instructional Coach for Henderson County Schools 

Facilitator: April Spencer - If you have any questions, email April at aspencer@wresa.org



Engaging Students While Fighting Apathy

The session participants will identify causes of student apathy and will learn strategies for increasing engagement both virtually and face to face.

Main objectives include:

  • identify reasons students lack engagement
  • incorporate strategies which increase engagement for ALL students (including EL, EC, and AIG)
  • explore growth mindset and executive functioning and how both relate to apathy.

Presenter:  Pam Sutton, Instructional Coach for Henderson County Public Schools

Facilitator:  April Spencer - For any questions, you may contact April at aspencer@wresa.org