PD Courses

Rigor and Relevance Framework


This session focuses on using rigor and relevance to keep students engaged. By consistently challenging students with well-­‐planned rigorous and relevant learning activities, teachers can create a learning environment which is productive and produces high achievement levels.

Session A – Learn and apply the rigor and relevance framework. Review lessons and assessments to determine where they fall on the framework.

Session B – Participants will practice how to move lessons among the four rigor and relevance quadrants. Using their curriculum, teachers create lessons and questions with higher levels of rigor and relevance.


Essential Question – How does the consistent use of rigor and relevance increase engagement?

  • Understand and apply the rigor and relevance framework
  • Discern example lessons’ place on the framework continuum
  • Use the application model decision process to determine how rigorous a lesson is
  • Develop rigorous and relevant lessons using existing curriculum



SESSION LENGTH:  Session A = 2 hours; Session B = 2 hours

PREREQUISITES:  Session A Required for Session B

View Details
Sold Out