Concept-­‐Based	
  Driving	
  Ques5ons	
  by	
  John	
  
McCarthy,	
  Ed.S.	
  

11/10/11	
  

Concept-Based DQ Developmen...
Concept-­‐Based	
  Driving	
  Ques5ons	
  by	
  John	
  
McCarthy,	
  Ed.S.	
  

11/10/11	
  

Concepts Based DQs	

1.  Un...
Concept-­‐Based	
  Driving	
  Ques5ons	
  by	
  John	
  
McCarthy,	
  Ed.S.	
  

11/10/11	
  

Understand	
  that…	
  	
  ...
Concept-­‐Based	
  Driving	
  Ques5ons	
  by	
  John	
  
McCarthy,	
  Ed.S.	
  

11/10/11	
  

English	

Understand	
  	
 ...
Concept-­‐Based	
  Driving	
  Ques5ons	
  by	
  John	
  
McCarthy,	
  Ed.S.	
  

11/10/11	
  

www.openingpaths.org	
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Here are 5 steps for creating powerful Driving Questions that engages students and fosters critical thinking.
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  1. 1. Concept-­‐Based  Driving  Ques5ons  by  John   McCarthy,  Ed.S.   11/10/11   Concept-Based DQ Development DQ Deconstructed Deep  inquiry  into  Content   www.openingpaths.org  -­‐  @jmccarthyeds   1  
  2. 2. Concept-­‐Based  Driving  Ques5ons  by  John   McCarthy,  Ed.S.   11/10/11   Concepts Based DQs 1.  Unpack from Outcomes: 1-2 key concepts 2.  Choose a universal theme 3.  Understand that… (include key concept(s) + universal theme) 4.  Turn into a question. 5.  Rewrite into Student-Friendly language. Big  Ideas/Universal  Truths   From  Jay  McTighe:   Abundance/Scarcity   Acceptance/Rejec3on   Adapta3on   Aging/Maturity   Balance   Change/Con3nuity   Challenge   Communi3es   Connec3ons   www.openingpaths.org  -­‐  @jmccarthyeds   Conflict   Con3nuity   Coopera3on   Courage   Culture   Cycles   Defense/Protec3on   Discovery   Diversity   2  
  3. 3. Concept-­‐Based  Driving  Ques5ons  by  John   McCarthy,  Ed.S.   11/10/11   Understand  that…     Conflict  and  compromise  clarify  our  values   based  on  our  choices.     Understand  that…   Authors  use  voice  to  create  interes3ng   communica3ons  to  sway  or  inspire  a   community.   History/Government Understand     that…   Conflict  and  compromise  clarify  our  values  based  on   our  choices.   DraP   Ques3on   How  do  our  values  help  us  decide  when  to  take  a   stand  in  spite  of  great  consequences  to  our   comfortable  living?   Driving   Ques3on   How  best  could  I  advocate  for  an  issue  in  my   community,  to  provide  influence  or  aid?   www.openingpaths.org  -­‐  @jmccarthyeds   3  
  4. 4. Concept-­‐Based  Driving  Ques5ons  by  John   McCarthy,  Ed.S.   11/10/11   English Understand     that…   DraP   Ques3on   Driving   Ques3on   Authors  use  voice  to  create  interes3ng   communica3ons  to  sway  or  inspire  a  community.   How does author voice capture our interests and desire to know more? How  can  I  support  a  social/community  cause  through   my  (wriSen)  words?   www.openingpaths.org  -­‐  @jmccarthyeds   4  
  5. 5. Concept-­‐Based  Driving  Ques5ons  by  John   McCarthy,  Ed.S.   11/10/11   www.openingpaths.org  -­‐  @jmccarthyeds   5  

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