H- Higher Order Thinking
Staged ScenariosStaged scenarios are an effective way to generate student questions on a topic that would not occur naturally. Consider the principal and staff members who plan a stage scenario beginning with the principal sharing his staged concern with students about the unattractive state of the school grounds in anticipation of an important government official, celebrity, or star athlete visiting the school campus. His concern later serves as needed impetus for students to start landscaping projects that incorporate important science (e.g., percolation and compaction, plant growth, soil composition, scientific method) and math concepts (e.g., number sense, geometry, estimation). Click on one of the links below to explore more about staged scenarios in the classroom. Use the H.E.A.T. Lesson Plan Scoring Guide as a reference when choosing a strategy.
Higher-Order Thinking- The task requires students operating at the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (e.g., Analyzing, Evaluating, Creating).Level 6- Student learning/questioning at Evaluating/ Creating levels
Level 5- Student learning/questioning at Analyzing level
After exploring the videos or the wiki, consider and discuss the following questions via social media with #HEATFramework or by posting your response by clicking on Comment below:
- What guidelines must you consider when creating a staged scenario to use with your students?
- How could you utilize a staged scenario in your classroom?
- What challenges would you face in utilizing staged scenarios?
- Do you have other resources or ideas you would suggest for educators exploring staged scenarios?
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