Making Depth and Complexity Work for Me


Presenter: Kim Tredick, J Taylor Education
Core Area:
Instructional Planning and Delivery 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3C; Learning Environment 4D; Data-Driven Practice 5A; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 2

Is your plate so full that you don’t have the time or energy to learn anything new? What if, instead of asking you to add one more thing to your plate, someone offered you an entirely new plate? In this lesson, Kim Tredick does just that. The “plate” she’s offering is the Depth and Complexity framework, an approach that helps students engage in self-questioning and evaluative thinking.

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Have you completed previous trainings on the Depth and Complexity framework feeling excited to implement it in your classroom, only to realize that you need more practice using the framework with your own specific curriculum and content? This session is designed to model the integration of various components of Depth and Complexity into sample lessons.

In this lesson, Kim Tredick will walk you through the following elements:

  • A brief overview of the depth and complexity icons
  • A look at depth and complexity integrated lessons
  • Examples of iconic combinations and iconic pathways
  • Suggestions for how to create a differentiated task statement for your class
By the end of the lesson, you will feel very comfortable completing the following activities:
  • Employing all the elements of depth and complexity to differentiate student thinking about any core content
  • Employing all the elements of depth and complexity to promote self-questioning and evaluative thinking for students
  • Using 21st century learner skills in lessons and units that encourage students to think and problem-solve like disciplinarians and professionals

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2 reviews for Making Depth and Complexity Work for Me

  1. Monica – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    This course was outstanding!

  2. Jennifer – Private Pay (verified owner)

    I really like that the Depth and Complexity icons can be easily used with what we are currently teaching. They are an easy way to get the students thinking on a much higher level.

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