Contextualized Learning Assessment (CLA) Development @ Meadowvale SS

1. Review CLA template

2. Review curriculum & write down 3 areas of need

3. What are Inquiries?

Inquiries are big questions that address big ideas/enduring understandings. Inquiries are designed to allow for multiple entry points and are answered effectively through research and exposure to different perspectives

Examples of Inquiry Questions:

  • How do people find meaning in works of art?
  • Do ethics contribute to business sustainability?
  • Can everything be represented numerically?

A good inquiry question...

...is open-ended; typically there is no final, correct answer

...points towards important, transferable ideas within (and sometimes across) disciplines

...requires support and justification; not just an answer

...recurs over time; the question should be revisited

4. Let's Play KAHOOT!

5. Try developing your own Inquiry Question

Choose one sticky note and try to formulate an inquiry question about this topic using the following requirements:

A good inquiry question...

...is open-ended; typically there is no final, correct answer

...points towards important, transferable ideas within (and sometimes across) disciplines

...requires support and justification; not just an answer

...recurs over time; the question should be revisited

6. Link your Inquiry to an SHSM

Think of ways to address your developed inquiry question through the lens of an SHSM program.

7. Take a look at some Exemplars