Monday, July 7, 2014 - 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Rm. 709

Repeated session - 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Rm 709

Session Description

The intended outcomes of this session are to define rigor in instruction, study and use Karen Hess' rigor matrix, and review and evaluate rigor resources. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to explore ways to increase the level of rigor in classroom instruction. Districts will leave with presentation-ready resources and materials to begin building capacity for rigorous instruction in their LEA.

Presenter Information

Sarah Gubitz, AIG Supervisor
Kim O'Briant, Professional Development Supervisor

Wilmington, NC
New Hanover County

Target Audience

K-12 teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, curriculum leads

Objectives / Learning Targets

Define rigor in instruction
Study and use Karen Hess’ Rigor Matrix
Understand rigor “look-fors” when observing teachers
Review and evaluate RIGOR resources
Evaluate the level of rigor in classroom instruction


Rigor presentation, handouts, and resources are located in the linked Google Folder.