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Be BOLD with Questioning

Did you know that when questions are intentional and aligned with the learning target, this strategy has an effect size of .48 on John Hattie's Visible Learning scale? This Bold School strategy can help you develop rigorous questions that expand your students thinking past that of recall and comprehension. Participants will learn how to implement rigorous questioning practices within the classroom to promote student learning.

TFAA is offered 1/15/20 in the library. Course 12387 in Performance Matters.

SPS is offered 1/28/20 in the computer lab. Course 12388 in Performance Matters.

Both will be held from 3:00 - 4:30 for 1.5 hours/credit.


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Making Content Meaningful with Concept Mapping

Concept or mind mapping is a visual way to organize thoughts to make connections between ideas. This instructional strategy allows students to connect personal meaning to concepts by graphically organizing their thinking and has the potential effect size of .64 (Hattie, 2015). In this session, participants will learn the difference between concept mapping and graphic organizers, how to model it for students, how to get started, and how to use technology tools that support the strategy.

TFAA - 2/19/2020

Section # 12532

SPS - 2/25/2020

Section # 12533

Please register in Performance Matters

Both will be held from 3:00 - 4:30 for 1.5 hours/credit.

Performance Matters

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Contact Information

Thurman Francis Arts Academy

615.904.6715 ext 28114


Smyrna Primary School

615.904.6720 ext 27721