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Students are learning to reason effectively, use systems thinking, make judgements and decisions based off of analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and reflection, ask questions that lead to better solutions and solve problems in conventional and creative ways.

Outcomes

  • Demonstrates open- ended thought to enhance learning.
  • Seeks new knowledge.
  • Constructs arguments.
  • Evaluates ideas and information sources for validity, relevance, and impact.
  • Reasons through and weighs evidence from multiple perspectives to reach conclusions.

Learning Targets

  • I can use evidence to support my claim.
  • I can evaluate information.
  • I can ask questions to deepen my understanding.
  • I can consider and apply multiple perspectives.
  • I can transfer my learning/skills.

TK-2nd

  1. I can use clues in the pictures and words to support my answer.
  2. I can explain why I agree or disagree with what I am learning.
  3. I can ask questions to understand.
  4. I can listen to others ideas and share my own.
  5. I can apply what I have learned to do other tasks.

3rd-5th

  1. I can cite the evidence from a variety of sources to support my claim.
  2. I can examine information and decide what is important.
  3. I can ask a clarifying question to improve understanding.
  4. I can listen to others ideas and determine next steps.
  5. I can apply my learning to other applications.

6th-8th

  1. I can accurately cite evidence from multiple sources to support my claim.
  2. I can evaluate sources for relevance, authenticity, and validity.
  3. I can ask clarifying, probing, and precise questions to better understand the task and topic.
  4. I can consider and apply multiple perspectives.
  5. I can transfer my learning to other applications.

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