A Guide to Webb's DOK: Understanding Rigor

A Guide to Webb's DOK: Understanding Rigor

In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this course will provide you with an understanding of Webb's DOK (Depth of Knowledge) and its relevance to academic rigor. Model Teaching's Mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources.

Your course will provide insights into the various activities corresponding to each DOK level and how each level aligns with educational standards, lesson objectives, assessments, and instructional activities. The course will also help you ensure that the activities that you design for your lessons challenge your students at the appropriate level of rigor.

3 Months Access / 1 Course Hrs
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This concise course will provide you with an exploration of Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and its relationship with academic rigor in your lessons. Throughout the course, you will delve into the four levels of Webb's DOK and gain insights into how it can be used with your lesson activities to meet the appropriate levels of rigor.

Understanding how to align your lesson objectives with appropriate rigorous activities required in your lessons will help you enhance your lesson planning and ensure that you meet or exceed grade-level expectations.

The course comes with a downloadable PDF of the content, course quizzes and videos to expand your learning, and a resource on Webb's DOK levels, ready for you to use as a reference in your classroom.


  1. A Guide to Webb's DOK Course Content
    1. The video and article will provide you with the content required to understand and implement Webb's DOK into your classroom. It also includes some "Reflect or Discuss" prompts to help you connect with the course content and ends with a "Try This Task" to guide you explicitly on how you might implement the ideas into the classroom.
  2. Quiz
    1. You will answer questions related to Webb's DOK. Quizzes are automatically scored and provide feedback on answer choice rationale.
  3. Implementation Reflection
    1. The reflection prompt requires you to plan for use of the "try this task" by either reflecting on the content yourself or discussing them with the colleague. You will then discuss a new concept you can attempt to implement in the future based on something you learned in the course.
  4. Considerations for Implementation
    1. This short statement helps you reflect on your ideas and assess whether you might be successful in your implementation.
  5. Videos and Further Reading
    1. Additional content suggestions are provided to enhance and expand your learning of Webb's DOK.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Editing of a Microsoft Word document is required in this course. You may use a free version of Microsoft Word Online, or Google Docs if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your computer. Model Teaching can provide support for this.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14694