DPMR - Defined, Predictable, Measured, Reported

Information problem solving - what’s your definition? For us, the Super 3 and Big 6 define the stages that learners of all ages need to know and understand. Very simply, in order to successfully take on the decisions, challenges, problems, and tasks that we face in everyday life it is helpful to have a metacognitive frame to rely on. Academic tasks, social-emotional health, and even deciding which fancy coffee to buy can benefit from the Super 3 or Big 6 being at the forefront of your mind. So how do teachers ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn and practice this most essential 21st Century skill set?

In our most recent book, The Big 6 Curriculum, we say that in order to reach all students, an information problem solving program must be

  • Defined clearly in terms of the goals and specific skills students are expected to learn

  • Predictable in terms of how and when students are to learn these skills

  • Measureab;e in terms of setting accountable goals for the program and student performance

  • Reported to students, parents, teachers, and decision makers

How do you integrate information problem solving in your curriculum? Is your approach defined, predictable, measurable, and reported? We’d love to hear about your successes and struggles. Let’s grow this community of information problem solvers!