*Note Delayed Start Time: Strategic Applications for Cognitive Rigor

Strategic Applications for Cognitive Rigor


This event is available first to a predetermined audience. Registration is not open to outside attendance at this time.

Evaluating various levels of rigor is a critical step to increase the effective implementation of standards, instruction, and assessment. By analyzing the target level of rigor for specific standards, scaffolding instruction becomes more concrete. This also has implications for differentiation, intervention, and enrichment. By examining rigor, the path from formative assessments leading to summative measures is not only achievable, but efficient. By identifying levels of rigor, collaborative teams are more aware of the pacing of lessons as they create opportunities for students to become assessment capable learners.

On February 7, 2020, Brandon Doubek, Ed.D., will present Strategic Applications for Cognitive Rigor. The presentation will focus on examining the characteristics of assessment capable learners, analyzing levels of rigor for specific standards, and exploring evidence-based teaching and research as instructional improvement strategies.


Registration Information

This event is for predetermined Building-Level Teams and Teacher-Based Teams. Registration is not open to outside attendance at this time. Question should be directed to Marty Schloegl at State Support Team 1.

M. Brandon Doubek, Ed.D.


Currently the president of EdSuccess, LLC, and senior partner of Creative Leadership Solutions, M. Brandon Doubek, Ed.D., brings more than 27 years of experience to his work as a leader, teacher, professor, consultant, and researcher. He is also a senior partner with Creative Leadership Solutions. He has provided seminars and implementation in school/district visits for Creative Unit Design, Overview of the Common Core State Standards for ELA and Math, Assessment Literacy, Performance Based Assessments, District, Building, and Teacher Collaborative Teams, Data Driven Decision Making, Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching, Nonfiction Writing Across the Curriculum, Response to Intervention, Creative Grading Practices, Differentiated Instruction, Math Pedagogy and the Common Core, Leadership Coaching, and Creative Accountability. He has also modeled instructional and assessment strategies for K-12 classrooms in all content areas. Brandon is known for engaging participants and students through humor and breaking down complex ideas into manageable pieces of information that can easily be implemented.

As a consultant, Brandon has provided leadership, instruction, curriculum, and assessment strategies for over 100 districts across the U.S, Central America and Canada. He has also been a keynote speaker in over 50 districts and a featured presenter at several national and international conferences, including the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Teaching for Intelligence, 90 90 90 Summits, and the International Conference on the Arts and Humanities. His research articles appear in the International Reading Association’s journal, New Directions in Reading Research, and the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching, as well as a chapter contributions on Standards and Assessment in Data Teams Overview: The Big Picture and Contexts of Standards and Assessment in Standards and Assessment: The Core of Quality Instruction.

Learn more about Dr. Doubek online.

Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West


The Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West is located at 2275 Collingwood Boulevard in Toledo, Ohio. A map with directions to this location is embedded below and available online.