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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: Addressing Learning Loss, Assessment & Review , Learning Theories & Strategies, STEAM
Tags: formative assessment, hands-on exercises, scaffolding, Science, STEM

Reviews (26)

Full Member
Good Job!
Good information.
Great information!
Basic Member
I will definitely try this in the fall!
Full Member
I can't wait to use this in my classroom!
Very interesting approach. I teach elementary science and can see how this can be used in so many ways! Looking forward to trying this out!
Basic Member
Great information
Full Member
Excellent presentation.
Full Member
This approach may be useful if you are working with students who benefit from mindmapping and like to work in a tactile or kinesthetic way.
Basic Member
Thank you!
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