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Deconstructing Depth of Knowledge

A Method and Model for Deeper Teaching and Learning

If your understanding of depth of knowledge (DOK) is a little cloudy, you’re not alone. This resource is your one-stop-shop for learning what it is and how to use it to provide learning experiences that are academically rigorous, socially and emotionally supportive, and student responsive.

Benefits

  • Learn how DOK is a different, deeper way of approaching teaching and learning.
  • Explore the different DOK levels and how they relate to instruction.
  • Understand DOK’s relationship with standards and assessment.
  • Designate correct levels based on learning needs.
  • Acquire strategies for helping students engage with DOK on a deeper level.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Exactly Is Depth of Knowledge?
Chapter 2: What Are DOK Teaching and Learning Experiences?
Chapter 3: How Can DOK Teaching and Learning Experiences Be Developed and Delivered?
Chapter 4: How Could the DOK Levels Serve as a Multitiered System of Supports?
Chapter 5: How to Deconstruct Learning Intentions for Depth of Knowledge
Chapter 6: How to Designate the DOK Level a Task Demands
Chapter 7: How to Construct DOK Learning Targets and Success Criteria
Chapter 8: How to Ask and Address Good Questions for Depth of Knowledge
Chapter 9: Let’s Make a DOK!
Epilogue

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