Overview:
Over the last decade there has been in explosion of interest in how teachers can best build a culture of thinking in their classrooms, nurture students as powerful thinkers and learners, and make thinking visible. These goals are more important in times of disrupted learning than ever. Through their research and writing Dr. Ron Ritchhart and Mark Church have been leaders in advancing this important work. Their book Making Thinking Visible, co-authored by Karin Morrison, did much to popularize the use of thinking routines in schools and museums around the world. However, this has not been without challenges. Some teachers merely use thinking routines as one-off activities or in a superficial way.

In their new book, The Power of Making Thinking Visible, researchers Dr. Ron Ritchhart and Mark Church share their research into just what difference using making thinking visible practices makes for students and teachers and how teachers can plan for plan to use these practices to maximum effect. When used powerfully, thinking routines not only provide teachers with a set of practices to engage students, but help advance a broader goal to create classrooms where students’ thinking is visible, valued, and actively promoted. This course will explore these ideas while engaging teachers in some of the new routines presented in the book.
 
TIME INVOLVED:
4 x 2 hours interactive sessions with Ron and Mark over 4 days. Approximately 3 - 4 hours (in total time over the course) viewing, reading, and planning in between sessions in participants’ own time.
 
PLATFORM, MATERIALS, AND RESOURCES:
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. In addition, we will use Google Classroom to access additional videos, support materials, and to view slides in between the workshops.

Participant are required to purchase a copy of The Power of Making Thinking Visibleas a text for the course. The book is available via e-book or paperback through Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon SG, ACEL, Fishpond, or Wiley.
POTENTIAL AUDIENCE:
Teachers grades K-12, University Instructors, Coaches, School Leaders, Museum Educators
AGENDA AND WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:
SESSION 1
Exploring the Power of MTV Practices to Promote Deep Learning
  • What are the 6 powers of making thinking visible?
  • What do we mean by deep learning? Using the Making Meaning routine to help us answer this question.
  • What does deep learning look like and entail? Analyzing a picture of practice.
Preparation for next session: Reading Chapter 1 in The Power of Making Thinking Visible.
SESSION 2
The Power to enhance our Formative Assessment practice
  • How can we encourage active discussion of text? A text-based discussion of Chapter 1 reading using What? So What? Now What? Routine
  • What is understanding? Exploring the Understanding Map
  • How can we develop our formative assessment practice?
  • What can we learn from looking at student work using the ESP+I routine?
Preparation for next session: Reading Chapter 2 in The Power of Making Thinking Visible
SESSION 3
Making Thinking Visible as a Practice and Goal
  • What are the different ways teachers can make thinking visible?
  • How do these practices relate to and connect to each other?
  • What do these practices look like in action?
    • Analyzing a picture of practice.
    • Pulling back the curtain on our planning
Preparation for next session: Reading Chapter 6 in The Power of Making Thinking Visible. Select a routine from Chapters 3-5 that you want to think through and begin to plan for with your colleagues.
SESSION 4
Learning to use Thinking Routines to Maximum effect
  • How can we encourage active discussion of text? A text-based discussion of Chapter 6 reading using the NDA routine.
  • What can we learn from teachers who use thinking routines to maximum effect?
  • How can we plan with and learn from colleagues to help us use thinking routines to maximum effect?
Ron Ritchhart:
Ron Ritchhart, Ed.D., is a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Project Zero where his work focuses on the development of school and classroom culture as prime vehicles for developing students’ as powerful thinkers and learners. Ron's research and writings have informed the work of schools, school systems, and museums throughout the world. His research is largely classroom based, learning from the best practice of teachers to better understand how they create conditions for powerful learning. Ron is an award-winning teacher and researcher, a sought-after speaker, and a prolific and influential writer. His best-selling books include Intellectual Character, Making Thinking Visible, and Creating Cultures of Thinking, and The Power of Making Thinking Visible. Ron began his career in education as elementary teacher in New Zealand before returning to the states where he taught art, third, and fourth grade as well as middle school mathematics.
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).
 
DATES & TIMES:

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November 2021

PST 8:00 am | MST 9:00 am | EST 11:00 pm | London 4:00 pm | Zurich 5:00 pm | Dubai 7:00 pm | India 8:30 pm
Each Session is for 2 hours.

Participant are required to purchase a copy of The Power of Making Thinking Visibleas a text for the course. The book is available via e-book or paperback through Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon SG, ACEL, Fishpond, or Wiley.
INVESTMENT
 
USD 400 Per Participant
Group Discount of USD 350 each for a Group of 5
USD 300 each for a Group of 10 or more
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development Hours
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