Iconic Prompts of Depth and Complexity

Iconic Prompts of Depth and Complexity


Presenter: Dr. Paige McCord, TAGT
Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Solid G/T education depends on strategies that not only allow students to delve deeply into content, but to notice the interdisciplinary connections across various areas. Trainer Paige McCord lends her passion for productive G/T education to this informative course that will get you comfortable using depth and complexity prompts to enrich your classroom.

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Iconic prompts of depth and complexity is a wonderful tool to get your students into incredibly deep content analysis, far beyond the basic “who, what, when, where, why” framework for understanding meaning. Join trainer Paige McCord for an overview of iconic prompts, and helpful examples to help you introduce the strategy to your students. 

This course will help you:

  • Apply depth and complexity to your classroom differentiation
  • Use iconic prompts to help students organize their knowledge
  • Understand the original 11 prompts of depth and complexity
  • Find read-aloud books that introduce depth and complexity

This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies a, b, c, f, g and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 3.1, 5.1, 5.2.

Ms. McCord is an Adjunct Professor of Education at the USC Rossier School of Education and an Administrator for the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Conservatory of Fine Arts. She specializes in the field of gifted education, particularly curriculum and pedagogy appropriate for diverse advanced students. Ms. McCord earned a M.S. in Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Teacher Education from USC. As a graduate student, she conducted research with Dr. Sandra Kaplan on the Jacob K. Javits Models of Teaching Grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. She provides professional development to teachers across California in both the public and private sectors. McCord currently lives in Orange County.

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