Workshop: Depth of Knowledge and 21st. Century Educators    

Course ID - CTD0921a 

Short Title: PET Project Series 2    

 Audience   Faculty  
Length of Workshop:      8 hours (5 workshop hours and 3 post workshop hours)

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

The workshop is designed to help participants become familiar with Dr. Webbs Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Model and its four levels of complexity of standards and assessments. The presenter will focus on content complexity with an emphasis on the alignment of standards and assessment. The presenter will demonstrate that assessments should be at the same level of complexity as the content knowledge standards. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in interactive activities and assessment planning as stated in Norman Webbs DOK. They will find classroom-ready ideas and activities for each content area and DOK level that will help them integrate DOK into the classroom and prepare all students for success.
Plan of Evaluation:
I - Application of knowledge to the classroom setting (1 hour) - A Learning Community of faculty wishing to earn professional credit will be formed directly after the workshop. The Learning Community will contextualize the workshop and discuss how to field test these strategies in their classrooms. Each will create an action or lesson plan.
II - Analysis of application of knowledge (2 hours) - After field testing these strategies by implementing the action (or) lesson plan, each participant will write a reflection paper that discusses what was planned, what actually occurred, students responses to this methodology, similarities and differences noted in the lesson, and plans to improve for the future.
The Learning Community will reconvene within two weeks to de-brief the reflection papers and will discuss practical issues related to the workshop. The assignment will be reviewed and certified as complete by SOE personnel and posted to a School of Education PET Project PD Sharepoint Site.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the 4 levels of Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and their essential requirements 
  • Establish the relationship between Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge model
  • Cite examples of the four levels of DOK
  • Analyze curriculum tasks for DOK
  • Apply DOK to instruction to, and assessment of, English learners (ELLs)
  • Align lessons to DOK levels in various subject areas and at various grade levels


Dates of Workshop

Reference #

Delivery Format

Meeting Days/Time



11/28/12 750250 F2F Wednesday
10:00am - 4:00pm
InterAmerican/401 Dr. Norman L. Webb


Registration information
Course ID: CTD0921a 
Course Title: PET Project Series 2 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

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