I decided to rewrite and organize my ideas about some possible standards for my inquiry course. Right now I’m only focused one strand:
A. Creating, Supporting, and Developing My Own Ideas
A1.1 I think about my own experiences in the world (looking for possible connections), as a source for ideas about how the world might workA1.2 I ask questions about how the world works and discuss my own curiosities about the world
A1.3 Given time to reflect and write, I can articulate my own initial thinking and ideas about phenomena in clear and specific waysA1.4 I express my ideas and thinking through diverse representations that enhance or clarify my thoughts (e.g., drawings, sketches, diagrams, graphs)
A2.1 I consider supporting evidence or examples when making claims or presenting an idea.A2.2 I go beyond citing evidence by detailing the rationale that explains why I think evidence supports claims and ideas.
A2.3 I can explain how different ideas that I have seem to ‘fit’ together in a logical way.A2.4 I attend to the implications of my own ideas and articulate how those implications lead me to make certain conclusions or predictions
A3.1 I look for inconsistencies among the various ideas that I have and I can compare and contrast competing ideas I haveA3.2 I seek to resolve inconsistencies among the ideas I have …
A3.3 I seek ways to put my ideas to the test through new careful observations and/or experimental designA3.4 In the face of evidence that run counter to my ideas, I return to my ideas to ask questions and reconsider my thinking.
A3.1 I can provide explanations that tell a gapless story which detail exactly how specific conditions give rise to certain outcomesA3.2 I can use diagrams to carefully work out the implications of ideas and use such diagrams to explain phenomena
A3.3 I can explain the history of previously held ideas and the reasons for abandoning themA 3.4 I am aware of my own level of commitment to ideas and can explain why in terms of evidence, arguments, & theory.