Introducing the DECISION-MAKING ROUTINE: New Higher Order Reasoning Content Enhancement Routine
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce the DECISION-MAKING ROUTINE. This new Content Enhancement Routine extends the line of higher order reasoning routines that can be used across content areas, domains, and curricula. It is designed to be used to help teachers and students consider an important issue, identify and rank different options or ways to respond to the issue, consider alternatives, come to a decision, and explain the reasoning. In this interactive session, attendees will be introduced to the Decision-Making Table, the Linking Steps, the embedded cognitive strategy, and how this routine is used with the Cue-Do-Review instructional procedures. It responds to reasoning required in state and national standards. Research data will presented on the effect of the use of the Routine on the performance of students of diverse abilities including knowledge of strategy steps, ability to apply the strategy ability to generalize its use, the correlation between students' knowledge of strategy steps and their ability to apply the strategy; and difference in student motivation to learn and confidence in the use of strategies between students whose teachers used the Decision-Making Routine and those who did not.
Learning Outcomes/Next Steps
- To introduce attendees to the Decision-making Routine.
- To provide time for collaborative group discussion, insights, recommendations and a question and answer session.
- To share group feedback on its use in different content areas and domains, and its power to respond to rigorous standards and assessments.