Lesson 2: Engaging in the QFT as a group



In this lesson you will learn how to...

  • engage in the QFT process with your groups.


* Where We Came From and Where We're Going...

In our last lesson, we analyzed ways in which we can design Qfocus posters. We also designed our own Qfocus for the theme of, "Growth and Change: "Strategies for Managing Conflict". Now, we are going to engage in all the steps of the QFT process with the support of our group members.

Important Tips To Keep in Mind...

  1. I encourage you to engage in discussion with your group members for each step so that everyone is on the same page, and can provide feedback as needed.
  2. If needed, use the rubric and question stems to support you in designing questions.
  • Keep in mind that when we are practicing the QFT we are putting ourselves in the shoes of our students. However, it is important to use this mindset to help ourselves as teachers to see what changes or modifications need to be made (if any) in our QFT design.


Since this is a collaborative class, everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts, ideas, and/or questions through our discussion board on Google Classroom!

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  1. Which of the steps do you enjoy the most? Which of the steps are most challenging?
  2. If you can provide any further tips on the QFT steps, what would you say?


In our previous lesson, each group member designed a Qfocus connected to the theme of, "“Growth and Change: Strategies for Managing Conflict". Now we will begin completing the following steps of the QFT process:

  1. Analyze Each Qfocus
  2. Generate Questions: Work together to generate questions by commenting on each slide (at least one question per group member).
  3. Improving Questions: Label your questions open and closed/change your questions to being open if you can.
  4. Prioritizing Questions: Work with your group to determine which questions would be the top 3 questions for each Qfocus slide. Identify your top 3 questions by putting three *** stars next to each one.
  5. Next Steps: In collaboration with your group, create a Google Doc to demonstrate next steps- What will you do with these questions? How will you answer them?
  6. Reflect: On the bottom of your next steps, reflect on what you learned during this process and how you can use it.

NOTE: If you would like to discuss the process with your groups in a separate chat, or if there is any confusion, please do so in our Discussion section on our Classroom homepage titled, "**Discussion on Unit 4 Lesson #2: Engaging in the QFT as a Group**"

  • Click the link below that will bring you to our Google Classroom.

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Congrats, We're Finished!

How do you feel about the QFT? Is this something you would like to incorporate into your educational setting? What is your vision?

You may answer these questions in our Exit Card section of Google Classroom.

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