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Increasing DOK with G Suite

Dates: March 30th – May 10th 2020

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DOK – Depth of Knowledge. DOK measures critical thinking and how COMPLEX the thinking is for students. DOK runs on a 4 point scale
DOK 1 -Recall Memorize
DOK 2 – Skill/Concept
DOK 3 – Strategic Thinking
DOK 4 – Complex Thinking

How as G Suite users can we increase the DOK of our activities? In this workshop we will look at some ways we can think about the critical thinking of students and upgrade our activities utilizing the G Suite tools. 


Week 1: What is DOK?
Week 2: Updating How You Teach
Week 3: Upgrade the Worksheet
Week 4: Feedback Loops
Week 5: Critique the Reasoning of Others
Week 6: Complex Thinking

This schedule is tentative and may be updated based on participant interactions and needs.

Go Slow Workshops™ are 6 weeks. This gives you the opportunity to practice what you have learned before moving on to learning something new. Each week's activities are designed to take about an hour. (Note, this does not include the time you spend with your students to try out the activities.)

Unlike a self paced video course, Go Slow Workshops™ are designed to be interactive and collaborative. Activities for the week are posted on Monday and you have all week to work through the activities and interact with the teacher and other workshop participants. At the end of the 6 weeks the workshop will be archived, but can be found in Google Classroom by using the menu to access "Archived classes."

Workshop not a class. Go Slow Workshops™ are not a graded class. Participate as much or as little as you wish. As the saying goes "You get out of it what you put into it." You can simply lurk and see what is posted or fully interact with Alice and workshop participants. If you would like Continuing Education credits for the Go Slow Workshops™ please fill out this Google Form.

Go Slow Workshops™ are conducted through Google Classroom. Classroom is designed to be collaborative, interactive, and makes sharing easy. For this reason I choose to use Classroom as the platform for the workshops. The default for school G Suite accounts is to RESTRICT you to your school. You will need a PERSONAL Gmail account that ends in to join the workshops. If you would like to use your school G Suite email please have the Google Apps admin whitelist in the admin panel.

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