Depth and Complexity A2 Posters (JTE-46)
A complete set of 11 (one for each dimension of depth and complexity), these 13 x 19″ posters printed on heavy card stock paper have 3-4 thought-provoking questions right below each icon. They’re in colour (matching the same icon colour in our other depth and complexity materials) and the words are large enough for students to read from their seats. This practical resource provides teachers with a simple way to prompt deep and complex thinking from students across the disciplines.
Content Imperative A2 Posters (JTE-47)
A complete set of 5 (for each Content Imperative), these 13 x 19″ posters contain questions right below each icon. They’re laminated, and the words are large enough for students to read from their seats. The easy-to-use Content Imperative Posters will assist teachers in promoting deep, abstract thinking as they are used individually or together with the dimensions of depth and complexity.
Depth and Complexity A4 Cards (JTE-3)
A complete set (12 in all) of depth and complexity dimensions cards. The back of each card contains multiple lists and starter ideas related to the icon pictured. The final card shows all 11 of the dimensions together. The instructional brochure with introduction and integration ideas can be downloaded for free.
Content Imperative A4 Cards (JTE-2)
A complete set (11 in all) of content imperative cards and content imperative/depth and complexity combo cards. The backs contain multiple lists and starter ideas related to the icons(s) pictured. The final card shows all 5 of the imperatives plus 5 that are combined with a dimension of depth and complexity. There’s an accompanying booklet that can be downloaded for free with even more information and background on this method for developing sophisticated content and enhancing the power of The Depth & Complexity Icons/Prompts.
Depth and Complexity A5 Student Cards (JTE-12)
A complete set (12 in all) of depth and complexity cards, printed on thick, 24 point card stock and coated. Unlike our larger Icon card set, these are quarter-page (4.25″ x 5.5″) in size. The reverse of each card contains a few student-friendly definitions/synonyms with 2-3 task starter questions related to the icon pictured. The final card shows all 11 of the dimensions together. This smaller set is perfect for students to share and you’ll love their ease-of-use. Sets come complete with a book ring and drilled hole in the left corner of each card for easy storage.
Content Imperative A5 Student Icon Cards (JTE-13)
A complete set (6 in all) of content imperative cards. The reverse of each card contains a few student-friendly definitions/synonyms with 2-3 task starter questions related to the icon pictured. The final card shows all 5 of the dimensions together. This smaller set is perfect for students to share and you’ll love their ease-of-use. Sets come complete with a book ring and drilled hole in the left corner of each card for easy storage.
Depth and Complexity Icon Magnets (JTE-28)
This set of whiteboard magnets (about 4” x 6” in size) is designed in full colour. Use them as you guide students in deep, complex, and thoughtful explorations of multiple subject areas and topics. They’re light enough to easily slide on your whiteboard and strong enough to hold up papers.
Content Imperative Magnets (JTE-10)
This set of whiteboard magnets (about 4” x 6” in size) invite students to take a more specific and sophisticated look at what you are studying. Combine Origin, Parallel, Paradox, Contribution, and Convergence with dimension of depth and complexity for an even bigger boost to your ability to differentiate. They are light enough to easily slide on your whiteboard, and strong enough to hold up papers.
Q3 (Quick, Quality, Question) Cards (JTE-27)
The Q3 Cards provide a valuable tool for developing quality questions to differentiate curriculum through the use of the dimensions of depth and complexity. There are 55 two-sided, colour 3” x 5” cards, with 10 questions for each of the 11 dimensions of depth and complexity. An instructional brochure can be downloaded for free. It provides a multitude of ways for educators to use these questions-stem cards including: planning a discussion within a lesson, hooking students’ interest, and designing a culminating activity to name a few. Suggestions for student and parent uses are offered as well. The Q3 Cards and their limitless possibilities equip teachers with tools that elicit critical and higher-level thinking from their students.
The Icon Game: Responding to Literature with Depth and Complexity (JTE-31)
Engage your students in high-level discussions related to literature they are reading. 8 sample question cards per prompt will ensure you can have amply example of how to use the prompts to analyse text in depth. Use the question cards to generate individual response, as a tool with the entire class, in a literacy circle, or as an assessment tool. There are so many possibilities—several others are mentioned on the “instruction card” that comes with each set.
Depth and Complexity Icon Stickers (JTE-45)
Our Depth and Complexity Stickers are new and improved! You’ll now receive both 80 colour and 80 black and white stickers for each iconic prompt….1760 total that are 3/4″ in diameter.
Deep and Complex Look Books (JTE-22)
Encourage your students to take a deep and complex look at any topic from various disciplines. The Deep and Complex Look Books promotes powerful thinking and deep learning through the icons of depth and complexity. Your students will demonstrate understanding and express opinions of topics in both written and visual ways as they fill out the two levels of the templates. Templates can be used with individual students, the entire class, or as a cooperative team project.
Introducing and Exploring the Dimensions of Depth and Complexity through Children's Literature (JTE-44)
Introducing & Exploring the Dimensions of Depth and Complexity through Children’s Literature provides educators with an easy, practical way to introduce the 11 Dimensions of Depth & Complexity using popular children’s books. With 36 stories in all, teachers will find numerous options for introducing, and then integrating the Depth & Complexity dimensions with all levels of learners.
A Deep and Complex Look at Biographies and Literary Characters (JTE-49)
This book gives students an opportunity to demonstrate their developing understanding of not only people who have made a difference in our lives, but also literary characters who come alive in books. Through both words and pictures, students further their skills as readers, writers, and thinkers.
Curriculum Reference Guide - Flipbook for Teachers (JTE-23)
The Differentiation Smart Reference Guide consists of 22 flip pages designed to take you through the full Framework for Depth and Complexity from simple to more advanced, utilizing high-level thinking skills, incorporating depth and complexity, becoming an expert, teaching with universal concepts, and planning the best ways to deliver instructions. There are a number of specific examples throughout the pages. All pages are in colour and are laminated for long lasting quality.
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