Creating a Culture of Thinking: Metacognition in the Classroom will help educators from all age groups and disciplines learn to promote critical thinking in the classroom to help students become active and engaged in their own education. Participants will learn how to make thinking more visible to students and thereby supports students’ own metacognitive awareness and growth.
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (K-12) who want to learn brain-based strategies to promote critical thinking with their students to foster a culture of engagement and learning.
Course Materials: Text, Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools by Ron Ritchhart, available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.
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