Curriculum & Instruction

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) is the complexity of understanding required to answer an assessment-related item or classroom activity. This concept was developed by Norman Webb.

Originally, Webb developed Depth of Knowledge for science and math standards. The model has since expanded to include language, arts, history, social studies, mathematics, and science. Educators are applying DOK to design better instruction.

Curriculum & Instruction

What Is Rigor?

Rigor has been advancing in educational circuits, but many educators are still not familiar with the concept and how to support it within the classroom. Understanding rigor is vital in finding out how to approach and measure learning. Professional development for teachers can help them in this regard.

Curriculum & Instruction

Response to Intervention (RTI) is an approach that provides early and systematic support to students with learning and behavioral needs. Students who are underperforming are given interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate the rate of learning. INcompassing Education can help implement RTI in your school by providing high-quality professional development and educational consulting.

ClassroomCurriculum & Instruction

Differentiation is a term that all teachers know. We read about it in books, hear about it in training, and see it on our evaluation rubrics. Teachers know they have to differentiate to meet the needs of their students. They try to do so with the knowledge and tools that they have. Many teachers do this with high levels of success. However, many educators still struggle with what differentiation “looks like” in the classroom and therefore feel stuck.