Educators gathered to review the research and the opinions that have helped inform Washoe’s decision to focus on building a coherent body of knowledge using rich non-fiction. This included editorials by Deborah Meiers and Robert Pondiscio, research by cognitive psychologist Dr. Daniel Willingham, and a review of where this outcome appears in the Instructional Practice Guides, the standards, the assessments, and currently supported district materials. You can download the PowerPoint (here) that includes links to the aforementioned.
Coherent Body of Knowledge PowerPoint
Coherent body of Knowledge Notetaker