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Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels, and each is supported so he or she can learn at high level, and each student demonstrates learning at high level. (Blackburn, 2008).

Pre-Assessment Activity: Take a Quiz
Academic rigor...who knows what it means? Your definition of academic rigor may echo
your beliefs and/or experiences. Let's take a quiz to help frame our beliefs about rigor..>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Facilitator click here: Let's get started!

Participant click here:
How can this 2.0 tool, Kahoot be integrated into designing a rigorous learning experience for your students?
Want to create a quiz?
Click here to learn more about Kahoot.
Read the ASCD article titled, Rigor Redefined. Discuss and record key take-aways with a partner.
Click here to access article.

Under Freeman Hrabowski's leadership, the University of Maryland Baltimore County has become a powerhouse in math, science, and engineering. Byron Pitts reports.

Activity: Explore the 2.0 tools linked below. Create a graphic organizer to depict evidences/elements/artifacts/web-based
tools that support creating rigorous learning experiences. Choose one of the 2.0 tools to create your graphic organizer.
K-5 Tool
Click here to visit the Popplet wiki page.
6-12 Tool
Click here to visit the Exploratree wiki page

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Intel's Visual Ranking Tool

K-5 Tool
Click here to visit the Visual Ranking wiki page.
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Intel's Showing Evidence Tool

6-12 Tool
Click here to visit the Showing Evidence wiki page.
Click here to access 4 Cs Wiki for ideas.


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