Sandra Kaplan's Depth and Complexity framework was created through her research into the elements of thought which distinguish experts in a field of study from others in the field with general knowledge. This framework can be applied to advanced and gifted students to ensure that they are learning topics in the same way that an expert understands topics.
The main objectives of this course include:
We will develop a better understanding of the depth and complexity framework.
We will implement this framework as a lesson planning structure to improve the quality of work for advanced students in the classroom.
We will implement this framework as a tool that drives student participation and focus during instruction and practice.