Improving Student Learning by Creating a Thinking Classroom K-6

Overview

This course is for teachers who want to create a classroom where thinking skills are embedded into the curriculum and become an essential component of lessons. Student learning outcomes improve as students develop sophisticated thinking skills and learn how to approach problems and new learning.

Participants will explore current brain research around thinking skills. The requirements of NSW syllabus documents K-6 will be explored and connections made to the critical and creative thinking general capability.

A range of practical strategies, which can be embedded in classroom practice, will be explored. These include; collaborative group work, teaching vocabulary that allows students to engage in rigorous conversation, problem solving and inquiry.

Current assessment practices will be discussed.

Cost: $200


Accreditation

Completing a Improving Student Learning by Creating a Thinking Classroom course will contribute 5 hours of  NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 3.3.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Evaluation Comments:

  • Great PL would highly recommend it.
  • It was well run and organised. Very informative and thank you for challenging and affirming my learning.
  • Your knowledge is extensive. Thank you.
  • Great presenters who used humor and are realistic about teaching in the classroom and the nature of the job.
  • Fantastic course, can't wait to implement it. Loved the different ideas and the real world examples.
  • Loved all the resources, links, books, stories everything, very inspiring.

Target Participants

Teachers K-6

Delivery

There will be a range of plenary, small group and workshop delivery modes. Participants will be actively trialling strategies during the day.

Relevant Journal of Professional Learning (JPL) Article

How Goes the New K-6 English Syllabus