Video Professional Development Series: Was the Scientific Revolution Revolutionary? Guiding Reflection Questions Please use any and all reflection questions to guide your conversation around this video Lesson details: Lesson Title Was the Scientific Revolution Revolutionary? Teacher, School Greg Ahlquist, Webster Thomas High School Grade 12 Content European History Standards of Focus RH.12.1 RH.12.6 RH.12.7 1. Standard Specific Questions What evidence can be collected from this video that shows the standards addressed in this lesson? RH.12.1 – Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole. RH.12.6 – Evaluate authors’ differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors’ claims, reasoning, and evidence. RH.12.7 – Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem. CORE ACTION 1: Focus each lesson on a high quality text (or multiple texts). What evidence can be collected from this video that a high quality text was selected? 1. What evidence can be collected to reflect how the text(s) build knowledge relevant to the content being studied? CORE ACTION 2: Employ questions and tasks that are text dependent and text specific. What evidence can be collected that the teacher used questions and tasks that are text dependent and text specific? 2. What types of questions and/or tasks from this lesson require students to cite evidence from the text to support analysis, inference, and claims? CORE ACTION 3: Provide all students with opportunities to engage in the work of the lesson. What evidence can be collected that shows that student were given opportunities to engage in the work of the lesson? 3. In what ways did the teacher expect evidence and precision from students and probes students’ answers accordingly? OVERALL Extension Question: What feedback would you provide this teacher to continue growing toward stretching students toward increased independence? See text from ELA standards, "competencies of a literate individual": Students can, without significant scaffolding, comprehend and evaluate complex texts across a range of types and disciplines, and they can construct effective arguments and convey intricate or multi-faceted information. Likewise, students are able independently to discern a speaker’s key points, request clarification, and ask relevant questions. They build on others’ ideas, articulate their own ideas, and confirm they have been understood. Without prompting, they demonstrate command of standard English and acquire and use a wide-ranging vocabulary. More broadly, they become self-directed learners, effectively seeking out and using resources to assist them, including teachers, peers, and print and digital reference materials.