Establishing and embracing district/campus norms that place critical thinking in a valued and visible position in our classrooms, campuses, and district is crucial to success. This professional development can focus on two different audiences (teachers or administrators) to support the growth of a critical thinking environment at your campus/district.
For Teachers: Participants will learn to foster a thinking-rich culture in their classrooms as they take a deep, guided tour through the Foundations for Thinking Flip Chart.
Example topics include:
- Interactions and Expectations
- Facilitating Thinking Opportunities
- Environment and Time Considerations
For Administrators: Participants will learn to build a systemic thinking-rich culture as they take a deep, guided tour through the ThinkUp! Foundations Flip Chart.
Example Topics include:
- Creating a common language for thinking
- Facilitating focused conversations
- Rethinking assessment models
- School-wide strategies for success
- Involving families and communities
This professional development can be utilized for only one audience or can be partnered together to address both audiences.
|Time||2 Hours||2 Hours|
|Audience||Teachers and Instructional Coaches||District and Campus Administrators|
|Resource Connection||Elementary/Secondary Teacher ThinkUp! Foundations Flip Chart||Elementary/Secondary Principal ThinkUp! Foundations Flip Chart|
|Partners Well With||Foundations for Thinking (Admin), Team ThinkUp! Implementation, ThinkUp! Implementation||Foundations for Thinking (Teacher), Team ThinkUp! Implementation, ThinkUp! Implementation|