Delving Deeper with the Content Imperatives and Iconic Combinations


Presenter: Daniel Brillhart, J Taylor Education
Core Area: Instructional Planning and Delivery 1A, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F; Data-Driven Practice 5A; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Get ready to unlock your student’s depth and complexity skills by using Content Imperative Icons! In this 1-hour course, you’ll discover the history of Content Imperative Icons and how to use the icons in your classroom. When you use Content Imperative Icons in your Gifted and Talented classroom, your students can develop deeper critical thinking skills and engage more thoroughly with the content you teach. 

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Do you know what Content Imperative Icons are and why educators should learn more about them?

Content Imperative Icons aren’t a program in and of themselves, but rather a tool that can be used to aid educators in their Gifted and Talented classrooms. The icons help your students develop deeper critical thinking skills and engage more thoroughly with the content you teach.

In this 1-hour course presented by J Taylor Education, Daniel Brillhart walks through the history of the Content Imperative Icons, how they can be used to enhance your depth and complexity instruction, and how to use the icons in your classroom. After taking this course you’ll be able to implement Content Imperative Icons strategies immediately in your instruction.

In this course you’ll discover:

  • An introduction to Content Imperative Icons
  • An in-depth explanation of each icon
  • Classroom examples of icons in action
  • How to combine icons 

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41 reviews for Delving Deeper with the Content Imperatives and Iconic Combinations

  1. Hillary – MIDLAND ISD (verified owner)

    i’m still unsure how the Imperatives aren’t just additional icons, but they are good to use anyway

  2. Holly – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    I thought this study was very helpful.

  3. Annette – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    This was my first exposure to Depth and Complexity/Content Imperative Icons. I think they are a great way to focus the student on the task at hand and emphasize the desired outcome.

  4. Carmen – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Help you understand how to combine, and mix and match the icons.

  5. Lisa – RIESEL ISD (verified owner)

    it was great on thinking critically

  6. Rebecca – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great knowledge

  7. Amanda – 588 Co-op (verified owner)


  8. Claudia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I liked this course

  9. Olga – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  10. DANIELLE – FORT BEND ISD (verified owner)


  11. Monica – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very insightful.

  12. Celina – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was interesting to learn how to complement other icons to the depth and complexity icons

  13. louis – LA FERIA ISD (verified owner)

    an interesting way of of presenting the icons

  14. Linda – DAYTON CITY (verified owner)

    Good examples

  15. Amanda – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative!

  16. Greg – WESTERVILLE CITY (verified owner)

    A further expansion of using these icons and ideas.

  17. Lois – SOUTH TEXAS ISD (verified owner)

    Need depth and complexity training first

  18. Allison – River View Local Schools (verified owner)

    Can relate to read alouds in music


    I thought it was valuable information.

  20. Delyla – DONNA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    Very Informative

  21. Kim – MIDLAND ISD (verified owner)

    I like this! Great way to merge the icons together for deeper thinking.

  22. Henry – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    This course focuses on the Content Imperative icons and how to implement them into lessons along with The Depth and Complexity icons.

  23. Melissa – MIDLAND ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the blending of the Depth and Complexity Icons with the icons in this training.

  24. Hillary – MIDLAND ISD (verified owner)

    this was a great refresher

  25. Anna – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  26. natalie – DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)

    Very interesting

  27. Raul – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Good information

  28. Veronica – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was interesting and worthwhile.

  29. Lisa – DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)

    This was a great session on the Depth and Complexity Content Imperatives! Just want I needed.

  30. Noemi – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great in depth ideas on how to further analyze any idea as simple as it may seem.

  31. Andrew – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    The sound quality is very poor

  32. Elsa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    A really neat method to get students to think critically.

  33. Samantha – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    I did like the intro to imperatives!

  34. Trinicia – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    This was a great training that helped me gain a better understanding of how to implement the depth and complexity icons with the content imperatives.

  35. Tamara – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    It was great to learn how the content imperative icons can be used in lessons.

  36. Roxana – BURLESON ISD (verified owner)


  37. Sherri – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    Good examples and explanation of content imperatives and combining them with other depth and complexity icons.

  38. Colleen – GAHANNA-JEFFERSON CITY (verified owner)

    Course content is good. Handout does not match the course.

  39. Jonathan – WORTHINGTON CITY (verified owner)

    One should watch the first video in the series that describes Depth and Complexity Icons before watching this video.

  40. RD – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    It was nice to be exposed to the more general content imperative icons to tie them with the D&C Icons I was already familiar with.

  41. Karla – 588 Co-op (verified owner)

    It’s ok- he’s kind of annoying and rambles a lot

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