Today, we focused on several areas impacting instruction, assessment, and technology use in the classroom such as how to organize a staff development intervention for a particular grade level/content area (remember the professional development interventions addressing Measurement (deck construction) and Probability (car color and tickets) as well as how to design individualized professional development plans for staff.
Besides the LoTi Sniff test, I also introduced another concept to help us think about LoTi and the eight stages comprising the LoTi Framework. I used a lava lamp as a metaphor to represent the different levels of LoTi in the classroom. What causes one lesson to be at a higher level than another relates directly to the amount of HEAT generated.
- Higher order thinking
- Engaged learning
- Authentic learning experiences
- Technology tools
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