Rigor: The Power of Cognitive Engagement

Student learning is the product of three factors: what the teacher brings to the classroom, what the students bring in terms of schema and background, and the actual content of the lesson.

These three factors come together in the student work or task. Knowing this, how do teachers plan tasks that maximize learning, and what are the components of a powerful task? This workshop addresses what rigor looks like.

While the work is complex, the workshop will help simplify the design process and use humorous anecdotes to illuminate the construction of optimal learning activities.