The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit

Sabreena Taylor
Time poor teachers can learn simple ways to scaffold higher order thinking from home and receive a large kit of 'use tomorrow' tools OR work together at your school.
Target Audience
Teachers wanting to increase higher order thinking activities in their classroom
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Each week the participants will learn about effective ways to scaffold higher order thinking in their classroom, including graphic organisers plus strategies and processes that really work. There will be a webinar on each of learning new concepts, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, collaboration and learning conversations, and metacognition and reflection.

Audience

Teachers wanting to increase higher order thinking activities in their classroom

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours. Learn more HERE.

There will be 6 optional webinars of 30 minutes relating to each of the topics plus 6 tasks, one for each of the topics.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
22/05/2017 Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now
25/07/2017 Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now
10/10/2017 Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Module 1: Learning new concepts

1 hour

In this module we will examine graphic organisers and other strategies for teaching new concepts to students. There will be a short task to complete using one of the strategies or organisers. There will be an optional webinar on this topic at 6.30 pm for 30 minutes on the Thursday of Week 1 of the course.

Module 2: Critical thinking

1 hour

In this module we will examine graphic organisers and other strategies for teaching critical thinking to students. There will be a short task to complete using one of the strategies or organisers. There will be an optional webinar on this topic at 6.30 pm for 30 minutes on the Thursday of Week 2 of the course.

Module 3: Problem solving

1 hour

In this module we will examine graphic organisers and other strategies for teaching problem solving to students. There will be a short task to complete using one of the strategies or organisers. There will be an optional webinar on this topic at 6.30 pm for 30 minutes on the Thursday of Week 3 of the course.

Module 4: Creativity

1 hour

In this module we will examine graphic organisers and other strategies for teaching creativity to students. There will be a short task to complete using one of the strategies or organisers. There will be an optional webinar on this topic at 6.30 pm for 30 minutes on the Thursday of Week 4 of the course.

Module 5: Metacognition and reflection

1 hour

In this module we will examine graphic organisers and other strategies for teaching metacognition and reflection to students. There will be a short task to complete using one of the strategies or organisers. There will be an optional webinar on this topic at 6.30 pm for 30 minutes on the Thursday of Week 5 of the course.

Module 6: Higher order collaboration and student learning conversations

1 hour

In this module we will examine graphic organisers and other strategies for teaching higher order collaboration and student learning conversations to students. There will be a short task to complete using one of the strategies or organisers. There will be an optional webinar on this topic at 6.30 pm for 30 minutes on the Thursday of Week 6 of the course.

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About the team


Sabreena Taylor

Creator

Sabreena has been a successful consultant with TTA since 2008. Her current roles include providing tailored professional learning and consultancy services in Instructional Practices Inventories (IPI – student cognitive engagement and higher order thinking), strategic planning, school evaluation, change management, classroom practice, ICT and History. In 2015 Sabreena traveled to the United States to train with IPI developer, Professor Emeritus Dr Jerry Valentine of the University of Missouri, and is now the only certified teacher trainer for IPIs in the Asia-Pacific region.

Sabreena is the Professional Learning Consultant- History/Civics and Citizenship as part of the quality assurance team at TTA. Sabreena has presented at both State and National conferences on topics such as user engagement in workplace online learning, augmented reality and using data in schools including Instructional Practices Inventories.

Sabreena’s career in education has been varied, contributing at local, regional and State levels. In her 32 years in education Sabreena has been a head of History, regional Quality Teaching Consultant and Professional Learning and Leadership Coordinator with the Education Department of New South Wales.

Sabreena’s work has included developing online learning, the implementation of the Australian Curriculum and designing and delivering a wide range of courses registered with the NSW Institute of Teachers. Her most recent role was as School Planning and Performance Advisor in the Learning, High Performance and Accountability directorate developing online solutions for effective school planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Sabreena has been able to feed her passion for all things History through forming networks of History teachers, Ancient History HSC marking, developing ICT History resources and, of course, travel. Sabreena has also been Head judge during the standards setting process for the Ancient History HSC.