Join Rachel French in this interactive masterclass and gain new insights into effective curriculum design that will empower you to ignite thinking in your classroom.
SEPTEMBER 23, 5:30am UTC
with Rachel French
It is not enough to simply write questions in order to ensure you are asking the right questions you also need to answer the questions yourself to confirm that the questions align to the conceptual understandings for the unit.
In order to write your factual questions you need to be clear on the types of case studies that student will inquire into in your unit. Connecting case studies and factual questions builds the foundation for conceptual thinking.
All too often learning experiences are simply a list of activities related to a topic and don't relate to the intended understandings in a unit.
During the masterclass Rachel will share a FREE PDF with the criteria for crafting strong conceptual understandings. This includes key points on what to look for and, what to avoid! You will also learn to assess whether or not your generalizations are age appropriate.
Director of Professional Learning International and certified Independent Concept-Based Consultant, workshop facilitator, trainer, and author, Rachel French, MA Ed. has led innovative curriculum design and transformed how educators teach and students learn for over 12 years.
Mentored by the founders of Concept-Based Curriculum themselves, Dr. H Lynn Erickson and Dr. Lois A. Lanning, Rachel was entrusted with the exclusive worldwide rights to be the sole provider of the Erickson and Lanning Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (CBCI) Trainer Certification Institute — the certification that kick-started her journey into Concept-Based Inquiry and inspired her own approach to the pedagogy.
Rachel French, Dr. Lynn Erickson, and Dr. Lois Lanning have co-authored the second edition of ‘Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom,’ 2017, and Carla Marschall and Rachel French co-authored ‘Concept-Based Inquiry in Action’ (2018).
Rachel has presented numerous workshops and conferences on Concept-Based Learning across the globe and now hosts the annual Concept-Based Inquiry Learning Labs Conference. This is a conference dedicated to bringing together passionate CBI educators from around the globe.
Rachel’s mission is to help other educators transform their classrooms and schools by accessing leading professional development, planning and implementing Concept-Based units, and adopting a Concept-Based curriculum development approach.
Clear criteria for crafting strong conceptual understandings
How clearly articulating the units conceptual understandings provides you with clarity and intent in the unit design process.
How questions drive thinking and build understanding in a Concept-Based Inquiry Classroom.
Learn some of the most common errors in the unit design process so you can strengthen your own units.