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Designing Quality Driving Questions First Presented at the 2008 Teacher Leadership Institute

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Designing Quality Driving Questions

First Presented at the 2008 Teacher Leadership Institute

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Session Overview

Know: The characteristics of a driving question

Understand:The value of a driving question in PBLA quality driving question can

• Motivate students• Increase participation• Encourage deeper thinking

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Clinic Overview, ContinuedDo:• Complete a “Know/Need to Know” document based on this

session’s driving question.• Complete and discuss a Frayer model.• Watch a video demonstrating the process of developing a

good driving question.• Work through an online tutorial on developing driving

questions.• Identify examples of quality driving questions.• Craft a quality driving question.• Use a checklist to self assesses the driving question written

during this clinic.

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Driving Question:

Why should a teacher invest time and effort in crafting a quality driving question?

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Know Need to Know

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Developing a Driving Question

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According to the PBL Handbook…

“A good Driving Question makes a project intriguing, complex, and problematic.

…requires multiple activities and the synthesis of different types of information before it can be answered.

…should address authentic concerns.”

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Different Types of Questions

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Quality Driving Questions Are• Provocative• Open-ended• Go to the heart of a discipline or topic• Challenging• Can arise from real-dilemmas that students

find interesting• Consistent with curricular standards and

frameworks

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Points to Remember

• Make the Driving Question feasible.

• Don’t let technology become the focus of a project.

• For the best Driving Questions, plan to revise and/or refine your first draft.

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Teach Students How to Ask Questions

Driving Question: What is the impact of climate on a civilization?

Open-Ended Question:How does climate determine the foods we eat?

Direct/Closed Question:What kinds of foods do we eat?What season do we eat those foods?

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Now, it’s your turn!

Project Based Learning Online Resource

http://www.pbl-online.org/

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Identify Quality Driving Questions

• Sort the questions in the packet on your table into one of two piles: •Quality and Needs Refinement

• Select one of the questions that needs refinement and make it a quality Driving Question.

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Craft a Driving Question

• Revisit the driving question you designed for the PBL experience you are developing.

• Use the new knowledge you have on quality driving questions to refine or revise yours.

• Work with those sitting at your table to ensure you have a quality Driving Question at the end of this clinic.

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Self Assess

Use the DQ2 Self-Assessment Checklist

to self assess your driving question.

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Exit Slip

Respond to this clinic’s driving question.

Why should a teacher invest time and effort in crafting a quality

driving question?

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Resources

Markham, Thom. Project Based Learning Handbook. 2nd Edition. Novato, CA: Buck Institute for Education, 2003.

Project Based Learning Online Resourcehttp://www.pbl-online.org/

Stanfill, Jack and RD Drake. “An Instructional Organizer” http://www.jetspost.com/eportfolio/pbl/driving_questions.htm