Harvard Visible Thinking Routines
Bring new energy, curiosity and thinking into classroom teaching and learning
with a practical one-day workshop on the power of Harvard Project Zero’s Visible Thinking Routines G0 - 12.
Each Harvard Visible Thinking Routine:
•Is goal oriented in that it targets specific types of thinking
•Consists of only a few steps
•Is easy to learn and teach
•Is easy to support when students are engaged in the routine
•Can be used across a variety of context
•Can be used by the group or by the individual
16 October at Grey High School, PE from 9 am - 3 pm
Cost: R1100 (includes resources and examples for practical implementation)
Send 3 delegates and only pay for 2!
Thinking Schools SA 2020 Roadshow
The annual event that stretches our thinking about teaching and learning
This year we focus on key developments in the Neuroscience of Learning, with ICOT International Speaker Karen Tui Boyes from New Zealand, facilitating a practical ‘art and science of learning’ workshop on how to engage young brains in accelerated learning more of the time.
As a ONE DAY extra only in Johannesburg, Dive into Inquiry with Canadian IBL enthusiast, Trevor MacKenzie.
Brain-Friendly Strategies for Accelerated Classroom Learning with acclaimed ICOT and International Speaker Karen Tui Boyes
This TSSA Roadshow is a Masterclass by International and ICOT Speaker Karen Tui Boyes and is packed with practical ideas that you can use in your classroom the very next day! Karen will unlock the goldmine of potential sitting in your classroom with brain-friendly techniques for Accelerated Learning by all students in your class.
We now know that just because we have taught the information, it does not mean that our students have learned it. Even for those of us who are transforming the way we teach, to be even more effective we need to develop a deeper understanding of the learning process, based on the latest neuroscience. That’s why this workshop is an interactive masterclass where you will learn, explore and test out ideas and strategies and leave with a clear action plan to take the learning in your classroom to the next level.
You will cover… • Setting up an effective classroom environment • student engagement strategies • the many ways the brain learns and remembers • how bridge the gap between teaching and learning • communication skills • the learning process • simple brain friendly techniques • ways to accelerate learning • techniques for struggling learners • how to deal with the fiddlers and wonderers • ways to ensure instructions are heard, understood and followed - correctly
Karen will provide links between the neuroscience and the Habits of Mind, Harvard Cultures of Thinking, and Accelerating Learning
Empower student voice and learning by Diving into Inquiry with Trevor MacKenzie, who is taking the IBL world by storm
Want to make learning more meaningful in your classroom? Looking to better prepare your students for the world of tomorrow? Keen to help learners create authentic connections to the world around them? Trevor’s Dive into Inquiry approach beautifully marries the voice and choice of inquiry with the structure and support required to optimise learning for students and get the required results.
You’ll gain an understanding of how to best support your learners as they shift from a traditional learning model into the inquiry classroom where student agency is fostered and celebrated each and every day. This workshop strikes a perfect balance of meaningful pedagogy, touching narrative, helpful processes, original student examples, and rich how-to lesson plans all to get you going on bringing inquiry into your classroom.
Friday, 14 February at St Peter's Boys Prep a ONE DAY extra only in Johannesburg, Dive into Inquiry with Trevor MacKenzie and Monday, 17 February at St Peter's Boys Prep Brain-friendly Strategies with Karen Tui Boyes - 9am to 3pm
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 at SACS Junior School - 9am to 3pm
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 at New Forest High School - 9am - 3pm
Cost: R1650 per delegate for a one day workshop,
Friday, 14 February as a ONE DAY extra only in Johannesburg, Dive into Inquiry and Monday, 17 February, R2199 for the Johannesburg Combo 2-day Deal!
Register and Pay* before 15 October for 10% Early Bird discount
*or sign a commitment to pay
Save the dates 15 - 18 June 2020 for the first ever ICOT (International Conference on Thinking) to be convened in Africa!
Bringing together global thought leaders in school, tertiary and business communities to share ground-breaking research, stimulating points of view and entrepreneurial problem-solving about Thinking to Transform Societies. There will be a full-time Teacher Zone with non-stop global best practice talks and workshops and TSSA invites all teachers to take part in this ground-breaking event.