Presenter: Dr. Paige McCord, TAGT
Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Solid G/T education depends on strategies that not only allow students to delve deeply into content, but to notice the interdisciplinary connections across various areas. Trainer Paige McCord lends her passion for productive G/T education to this informative course that will get you comfortable using depth and complexity prompts to enrich your classroom.

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Iconic prompts of depth and complexity is a wonderful tool to get your students into incredibly deep content analysis, far beyond the basic “who, what, when, where, why” framework for understanding meaning. Join trainer Paige McCord for an overview of iconic prompts, and helpful examples to help you introduce the strategy to your students.

This course will help you:

  • Apply depth and complexity to your classroom differentiation
  • Use iconic prompts to help students organize their knowledge
  • Understand the original 11 prompts of depth and complexity
  • Find read-aloud books that introduce depth and complexity

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies a, b, c, f, g and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 3.1, 5.1, 5.2.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Paige McCord is an Adjunct Professor of Education at the USC Rossier School of Education and an Administrator for the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Conservatory of Fine Arts. She specializes in the field of gifted education, particularly curriculum and pedagogy appropriate for diverse advanced students.   McCord earned a M.S. in Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Teacher Education from USC. As a graduate student, she conducted research with Dr. Sandra Kaplan on the Jacob K. Javits Models of Teaching Grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  McCord has served many different roles in the teacher preparation process including being a methods professor, a master teacher, and student-teacher supervision coordinator. She provides professional development to teachers across California in both the public and private sectors. McCord currently lives in Orange County. 

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126 reviews for Iconic Prompts of Depth and Complexity

  1. Sarah – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    This was not as exciting as I had hoped, but it had good information.

  2. Graciela – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very helpful in reviewing key vocabulary to use in order to prompt students for the right answer.

  3. Araceli – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    i really enjoyed it-very detailed and provided a lot of examples

  4. D’Anissa – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    This is a great session to introduce the Iconic Prompts of Depth and Complexity to the students. Each prompt is broken down and explained how to be used in the classroom.

  5. Michelle – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the course and got some really good ideas for use in my classroom.

  6. Ruth – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Depth and complexity prompts are like a teacher aid.

  7. Dolly – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    It’s an excellent review of Depth and Complexity

  8. Laurie – Bixby Public Schools (verified owner)

    I thought this was fabulous. I had never studied these prompts but I feel like I left with a good understanding of what each one means and how to implement that prompt in my classroom.

  9. Susie – PORT CLINTON CITY (verified owner)

    I think this is a good introduction to the prompts of Depth and Complexity. I wish there was a little more discussion warning educators from using this as a “listing” strategy and more how to incorporate the frame as a tool to engage students in deeper exploration of a topic.

  10. Erin – MONROEVILLE LOCAL (verified owner)

    Pretty good information. A little elementary in nature.

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