The Power of Making Thinking Visible
with Ron Ritchhart
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In the new book, The Power of Making Thinking Visible, researchers Dr. Ron Ritchhart and Mark Church share their research into just what difference using making thinking visible practices makes for students and teachers and how teachers can plan for plan to use these practices to maximum effect. When used powerfully, thinking routines not only provide teachers with a set of practices to engage students, but help advance a broader goal to create classrooms where students’ thinking is visible, valued, and actively promoted. This course will explore these ideas while engaging teachers in some of the new routines presented in the book.
Book Club: "The Power of Making Thinking Visible"
with Trisha Sotropa & Kathy Charchun
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Power of Making Thinking Visible explains how educators can effectively use thinking routines and other tools to engage and empower students as learners and transform classrooms into places of deep learning. Visible Thinking involves using thinking routines, documentation, and effective questioning and listening techniques to enhance learning and collaboration in any learning environment. Please join us for a series of 7 one-hour online book study sessions to learn practical strategies you can use in any grade level classroom. One chapter will be discussed at each session.
Cultures of Thinking
with Ron Ritchhart
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Increasingly, we are recognizing the importance of the culture of the classroom as foundational for learning. And yet, we often don’t give teachers many tools for or understanding of how to create group culture that can foster deep learning and build understanding. During the workshop, we will focus on the practical and concrete ways educators can create a culture of thinking in their schools and classrooms, foster the kinds of thinking opportunities that lead to deep understanding of content, and develop our skills of how to look for evidence of student thinking and understanding. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore the cultural forces of: interactions, modeling, environment, routines, language, opportunities, time, and expectations. Throughout the workshop, participants will use a variety of thinking routines to facilitate their own learning and explore how each of these can be used to create more thoughtful classrooms.