Book Discussion 2: Defining Opportunities


IB Process

ATL and Criterion:

In order to explain and justify the need for a solution to a problem for a specified client/target audience (A.i), participants must be able to gather and organize relevant information to formulate an argument (critical-thinking).

Factual Question— According to your book, what do equitable outcomes for all students look like? What does imagining hopeful futures mean to diverse students in Hopkins?


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Directions:

1. After completing the first chunk of your book, summarize the argument the book makes about equitable outcomes for all students.

2. Research and explore data at your school through the Minnesota Report Card-choose at least two data sets and briefly explain your findings for a group of our students.

(Use the menu on the left side to explore data on student safety/engagement, proficiency, and demographics. While exploring, use the lens of grounding in local strengths and opportunities that exist in the data as it compares to statewide, districtwide, and demographically specific data sets.)

3. Having looked at the data for your school and reading the first chunk of your text, what might the author(s) of your book say about systemic problems that are hindering equitable outcomes for our students?