Unpacking Essential Questions
Date & Time
Thursday, August 2, 2018, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Trevor MacKenzie
Beginning learning with a question is the most powerful shift we can make in adopting inquiry-based learning in the classroom. Essential questions are not answered in a quick, simple Google search. Essential questions require higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, inference, evaluation and prediction. In this session, you will learn how to create these questions with your students in a meaningful and applicable manner to help students become more engaged in their learning. You will leave with a slide-deck activity that can be used in two capacities. First, this activity will support teachers in creating questions to frame learning and units of study. And second, this activity will support students in creating questions of their own to aid them in becoming strong question-creators and critical thinkers.
Location Name
Full Address
Naperville Central High School
440 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, Illinois 60540
United States
Session Type
Middle, Secondary, Primary, Leadership
Student Agency, Empowered Teachers