California Department of Education
Taking Center Stage – Act II

Professional Learning Activities

Reeves 1—Rigor in the Classroom


As part of this professional learning activity, Dr. Doug Reeves explores achievement and student socioeconomic status, power standards, nonfiction writing, feedback and grading, and establishing a culture of achievement. Custom-designed exercises help educators (1) survey their current individual and school practices and (2) investigate ways to enhance practices that lead to rigor in the classroom.

This professional learning activity is made up of four components and is designed to be completed sequentially as follows:

  1. Take Stock: pre-video reflection exercise
  2. Take Time: watch the video
  3. Take Action: initial activities designed to help educators implement the practices suggested
  4. Take it Away: answer questions designed to help educators identify support and resources needed to implement the suggested practices

Dr. Doug Reeves
Professional Learning Activities

Consider Your Practices
View the Video
Apply the Concepts
Make it Happen at Your School
Reeves 1: Rigor in the Classroom

Reeves 1:
Take Stock

Dr. Reeves' Professional Learning Activities Index

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