Course Description

This webinar is the first of a two part series. 

Critical thinking, creative thinking, higher level thinking, deep thinking, thinking skills, thinking tools, analysis, evaluation, synthesis, inferencing, generalising, predicating, comparing, contrasting, relating, classifying, grouping, sorting…What does it all mean and how are teachers meant to practically address all this?

That Thinking Thing Part 1

The importance of teaching our students how to think has been globally recognised but how are teachers practically addressing this mandate? To what level of depth and breadth do teachers truly understand thinking; the difference between critical and creative thinking and the relationship between the two; the seamless infusion of thinking skills into their instructional design; and the strategic selection of the most effective tools to legitimately advance thinking and therefore learning? Just as critically, how well do students understand their thinking and what is their level of cognitive responsibility? 

In this webinar, Lane will explore what it means to teach students How to Think. She will explore both critical and creative thinking and what it means to become a skillful thinker.  She will demystify the infusion of thinking into classroom practice and will explore a practical approach to transitioning cognitive control from the realm of the teacher to that of the learner. 

Participants WILL leave this session with greater clarity when it comes to…that thinking thing!

Audience

K- 9 teachers, curriculum coordinators, principals, curriculum and pedagogy consultants

Teaching Standards

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing That Thinking Thing 1 will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptors 3.5.3 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Presenter

Lane Clark

Lane Clark has a well-earned reputation as an expert in powerful pedagogy and in the design and delivery of engaging curriculum. Her authentic, transdisciplinary approach to learning is founded on teaching students how to learn, how to think and how to use new technologies to enhance their learning. A culture of innovation and enterprise is promoted as the so what™ stage of Lane’s learning model and drives learners to USE new learning to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. As a teacher, Lane has taught in the mainstream throughout the primary and secondary levels; she has also worked with learners from across the ability spectrum and in numerous multi-age settings. As a learning consultant and workshop provider, Lane has offered professional in-service opportunities in her compelling approach, across five continents, in fourteen countries, influencing the practice of more than 35,000 educators in the process.