For a number of years, teachers around the world have popularized Making Thinking Visible practices - namely the use of thinking routines. Early childhood educators are no exception to this phenomenon, often showing keen interest in creating a culture of thinking for very young learners. While there are commonalities across a variety of grade levels and subject areas when it comes to making students’ thinking visible, the early childhood setting is unique, and deserves particular consideration into both how to make very young children’s’ thinking visible and why this matters.

In this online workshop over three sessions, participants will gather together with other like-minded colleagues to examine Making Thinking Visible practices from the lens of the early childhood context. We’ll identify specific thinking moves that help young children make sense of their world and examine tools and structures that can help develop rich patterns of thinking behaviors. Additionally, we’ll consider the role of listening, questioning, and documentation to support the thinking and learning of young children. We’ll spend considerable time looking at examples from early years classroom to see where other early childhood educators have grown legs to visible thinking ideas.

Mark Church, co-author of Making Thinking Visible and The Power of Making Thinking Visible, will illustrate various visible thinking practices within an early years setting. Participants will consider what difference paying attention to student thinking makes for learning and how educators can plan for plan to use these practices to maximum effect.
3 x 2 hour interactive sessions with Mark Church. Please also allow time for reading, reflecting, and trying ideas out between sessions.
Participants will connect through the ZOOM meetings platform. Participants will need a laptop or tablet. In addition, participants may want to have headphones / earbuds and a quiet space to view and interact. All participants will be issued with a link to the course that will not be shareable with others. Participants will agree to use the video and sound function to enable full participation. The workshop will not be recorded.

Participant are required to purchase a copy of The Power of Making Thinking Visible (Jossey-Bass, 2020) as a text for the course. The book is available via e-book or paperback through Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon SG, ACEL, Fishpond, or Wiley.
This workshop is designed for educators keenly interested in the ideas of Making Thinking Visible within the context of teaching in the early years. Instructional coaches and school leaders associated with the early years who have interest in Making Thinking Visible could also greatly benefit from this workshop.
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Mark Church
Mark Church works with schools throughout the world wishing to create cultures of thinking in their classrooms. He believes in the difference teachers can make for students when they strive to make thinking visible, valued, and actively promoted as part of the day-to-day experience of their learners. Mark encourages teachers to become students of their students, and more broadly, students of themselves and the choices they make to leverage the power of making thinking visible. He is currently a consultant with Harvard Project Zero's Making Thinking Visible and Cultures of Thinking initiatives, drawing upon his own classroom teaching experience and from the perspectives he has gained working with educators throughout the world. Together with Ron Ritchhart, Mark is co-author of the book Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners (Jossey-Bass, 2011) and The Power of Making Thinking Visible: Practices to Engage and Empower All Learners (Jossey-Bass, 2020).

24th February, 2nd, 9th March 2024

Each session is for 2 hours.
London 7:00 am | Zurich 8:00 am | Dubai 11:00 am | India 12:30 pm | Hong Kong 3:00 pm | Melbourne 6:00 pm

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USD 400 Per Participant
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 8 Professional Development Hours.
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