Learning Opportunities

Building Thinking Classrooms 2024

Presented By

Kyle Webb

Series Sessions

Date Time
Thursday, October 17, 2024 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 29, 2024 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2024 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location

Zoom Online Meeting Zoom, Online, AB

Grade Levels

K-3, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9, Grades 10 - 12

Much of how classrooms look and much of what happens in them today is guided by institutional norms laid down at the inception of an industrial-age model of public education. These norms have enabled a culture of teaching and learning that is often devoid of student thinking. In this session, we will explore some of the results of over 15 years of research into how teachers can transform their classrooms from a space where students mimic to where students think. The practices discussed will intertwine with, and make extensive references to, the recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning.

Workshop 1: Experiencing a Thinking Classroom

In this session participants will get to experience some of the Building Thinking Classrooms practices used to elicit student thinking. 

Workshop 2: Using a Thinking Classroom to Teach Curriculum

In this session we will dive deeper into the high impact practices that allow us to interface the Thinking Classrooms with teaching curriculum content. 

Workshop 3: Increasing Student Responsibility in a Thinking Classroom

In this session I will look at the four practices of the Building Thinking Classroom framework that help students take responsibility for their own learning as well as help them to move collective knowing and doing into individual knowing and doing. 

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