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Scaffolding Understanding Using SOLO Hexagons in Science and Elsewhere

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Would you like to engage your students in hands-on exercises that help them more easily see connections, build on their existing knowledge, and demonstrate what they know? David Faure will show how students can use SOLO hexagons to scaffold levels of understanding so that a simple card sorting activity can become a more open-ended task. He will explore how this activity provides formative assessment for the teacher and helps students to understand a topic more deeply, making connections like never before. David will also provide some concrete examples and share personal experience and insights from his science lessons. While the examples shared will be from his science classes, the principles covered would be applicable to many subject areas.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Thursday, January 21, 2016 @ 4:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Assessment & Review , Learning Theories & Strategies, STEM
Tags: formative assessment, hands-on exercises, scaffolding, Science, STEM

Reviews (13)

Full Member
This is an interesting approach for the science classroom. I am starting a new unit this week and will include the hexagons in my teaching.
Full Member
Very helpful information.
Full Member
Awesome resource.
Full Member
Interesting idea, thank you for sharing. I will be trying out the hexagon concepts this upcoming year.
Full Member
Thank you!!
Full Member
thank you!
Basic Member
Thank you!
Basic Member
I am going to use these strategies in my history class. Great ideas.
Full Member
Great job with the webinar! Thank you for sharing the info:)
Full Member
I loved this webinar! Thanks for the helpful tips in scaffolding
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