Defining and Supporting Engagement, Part 1: Creating a Shared Understanding of Intellectual Engagement

In this 40-minute professional learning activity, “Creating a shared understanding of intellectual engagement,” you will develop a shared definition of rigorous instruction and intellectual engagement

Knowing Your Students, Part 3: Facilitating Intellectual Risk

Supports to encourage intellectual risk within your students from #WeTeachNYC.

Knowing Your Students, Part 2: Student Surveys

Through engaging in this professional learning activity, participants will develop a student survey that they can use to formatively assess your classroom environment. 

Knowing Your Students, Part 1: The Danger of a Single Story

In this professional learning activity, participants will use an excerpt from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk “The Danger of a Single Story,” to reflect on the ways in which we form predetermined narratives (or, “stories”) about one another.

Building a Culture For Learning, Part 3: Compliant or Engaged Learners and the Classroom Environment

Develop an understanding of the interrelationships between student intellectual engagement and the classroom environment, and develop strategies to support students’ intellectual engagement. 

Building a Culture For Learning, Part 2: Defining Engagement

See part two of this series on building a culture for learning.

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