The teacher makes effective use of open-ended questions to elicit student thinking.
Teacher increases the frequency of open-ended questions by 50% from his or her first session in the TeachLivE simulator to the last.
An open-ended question is a content question to which a number of different answers would be acceptable; an open-ended question has no parameters and does not constrain the student’s response.
“What is your personal definition of technology?”
“How does technology help us in our everyday lives?”
“When was the first computer invented?”
“What technology did the telephone replace?”
“Which is more essential: a computer or a phone?”
Take note: Yes-no questions that are intended as open-ended questions are still technically closed-ended questions, because they allow students to respond with a simple Yes or No.
“Does anyone know what technology is?”
“Do you have any ideas?”
“Do you want to expand on that?” or “Is that right?”
“Anything else?” or “Anybody else?”
“How many of you think so?”
In order to show competency in asking open-ended questions, you must plan appropriately, following the steps outlined by TeachLivE. You must complete all four planning steps and respond in writing to part 1 before beginning part 2. Part 2 (Evidence generation) will occur in the simulator and be followed by a brief written reflection in part 3. You must receive a passing score for all parts to earn the micro-credential.
(200-word limit for each response)
To earn this micro-credential, you must increase the frequency of your open-ended questions by 50% from the first TeachLivE session to the last. Each simulation will last approximately 10 minutes. An observer will collect data on the number of open-ended questions you ask during each session, and you will be provided with the number you asked after each session. You will earn your micro-credential when you increase your open-ended questioning by 50%.
You will have one hour of TeachLivE classroom simulation to demonstrate this competency.
In this portion, you will provide a thoughtful written reflection on the effectiveness of the lesson segment you taught in the TeachLivE simulation. You will be asked to make a thoughtful and accurate assessment of your ability to elicit student thinking with open-ended questions. Provide a written reflection on what you learned, using the following questions as guidance: (200 word limit for each response)
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