Creating a Culture of Thinking
Guest Speaker: Jann Leppien, Ph. D.
Models of thinking and questioning are important for students to acquire as they strive to take on new ways of thinking and being in the world. High-quality questioning supports a culture in which students are not only challenged but expect to be challenged as they become thoughtful, confident, and independent learners. This session will focus on varied practices, instructional strategies, and routines for developing classroom cultures of thinking that are more deliberately focused on developing young learners who can think, create, and question, while simultaneously interact with their peers as they work to construct meaning, make their thinking visible, and actively engage in rich academic discourse. Participants will examine learning prompts that escalate the level of critical thinking and enhance student discourse as they interact with meaningful content and engage in deeper learning.
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm