Depth and Complexity!

Join us for this fantastic PD!

Join Dr. Carrie Simpson, one of The Center for Depth and Complexity’s most requested trainers, as she takes us through these powerful differentiation strategies!

  • Date: Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
  • Time: 8:30 am- 3:30 pm
  • Location: Bellefontaine High School, 555 East Lake Ave, Bellefontaine, OH (Distance Learning Center)
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 at 4:00pm

  • Cost: MRESC-aligned districts: $40

  • Non-aligned districts: $45

Overview & Description

The MRESC is excited to announce J. Taylor's fantastic PD on Depth and Complexity! Click here for the informational brochure!

Overview: The Depth & Complexity Framework is used in thousands of schools and districts to create appropriately differentiated and rigorous learning experiences for all students. With a renewed focus on college & career readiness and preparing the “21st-Century Learner,” educators are turning to Depth & Complexity as the pedagogical engine that ensures students are prompted to think in a deeper manner about content.

The Depth & Complexity Framework’s components:

• High-Level, Critical, Creative Thinking Skills

• Depth & Complexity Icons/Prompts

• Content Imperative Icons/Prompts

• Universal Concepts & Generalizations

• Disciplinarian Thinking and Scholarly Behaviors

are used in conjunction to make traditionally scripted curriculum and instruction more open-ended, triggering and stimulating all students’ abilities.

About Depth and Complexity

To learn more about the Depth and Complexity framework, check out the J. Taylor website!

Target Audience: Administrators and Teachers (grades 3-12) interested in expanding and targeting your understanding and use of differentiation practices.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 25, 2021 at 4:00pm

Cost: MRESC-aligned districts: $40 and Non-aligned districts: $45

Format: One In-Person Session (November 17, 2021) in Bellefontaine, followed by online follow-up sessions with J. Taylor (up to 4 hours of synchronous PD and 2-3 hours of asynchronous PD)

Duration of Course(s): November 17th - April 15th (online dates TBD by participants)

# Contact hours: 12 contact hours (including TAG competencies a,b,c, & g) for all who complete both the in-person and online portions.

Please note that icon cards are included with registration.

Additional materials will be available for purchase the day of the session.


To Participate You Must Register Using This Link/Button

Costs & Registration Fees

  • MRESC-Aligned District Cost: $40

  • Non-Aligned District Cost: $45

How will the online portion be facilitated?

The online portion will be facilitated by J. Taylor content experts via specified grade bands.

Essential Details for Your Records

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, 10/26 at 4:00pm

Format: In-Person session on 11/17 with online follow-up via J.Taylor Experts!

Duration of Course(s) / Online Follow-Up: November 17th, 2021 - April 15th, 2022

~ Asynchronous classroom work

~ Synchronous discussion with facilitator via grade bands

Contact hours: 12 (all participants will receive 12 gifted-endorsed contact hours from the MRESC)

Will Ashland Credit be Available? Yes! Look for additional information coming this winter!

Ashland Facilitator: Meggan Weaver, Veteran Educator, Retired Gifted Coordinator, & MRESC Book Study Facilitator


Wednesday, Nov. 17th, 8:30am-3:30pm

555 East Lake Avenue

Bellefontaine, OH

We will be meeting in the DLC.

Our Cancellation Policy - Cancellations must be received by Nov. 11th, 2021 at 3:00 pm. Cancellations received outside of this policy will not be accepted. Attendees and/or employing districts will be billed accordingly.

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