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Essential Learning Questions and CBE

Essential Learning Questions and CBE


In this lesson, you will learn how the five design principles of competency-based education fit together with the essential learning questions that teachers must ask themselves as they plan instruction.

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Notes on "Essential Learning Questions and CBE"

(00:00-00:24) Intro

(00:25-00:43) Objectives

(00:44-03:25) 5 Design Principles of CBE

(03:26-05:10) Essential Questions

(05:11-06:56) Connecting Design Principles & Essential Questions

(06:57-07:50) Review & Reflection

Additional Resources

Professional Learning Communities: Four Essential Questions and how we respond

Stevenson Elementary School provides a useful handout on using the PLC essential questions. In addition to the questions, the handout provides suggestions for responding to students based upon where they are on the continuum of the questions.

Solution Tree: Rebecca DuFour, 4 Critical Questions of a PLC

This YouTube video of Rebecca DuFour explaining the PLC essential questions is a useful resource in understanding their application in the classroom. Although Solution Tree uses 4 of the 5 questions noted in this tutorial, the expected outcome is the same.