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
3 reviews
31

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

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

My school has TTA School Membership - If your school has TTA School Membership and will be paying for your course, please enrol in the normal way. Upon submitting your enrolment confirmation, your enrolment request will be sent to your PD Coordinator for approval. Once they approve the enrolment you will be emailed with details for course access. The school will not be charged until the PD Coordinator approves the enrolment.

Did you know that courses are 50% off with TTA School Membership? - Click here to learn more about School Membership

Are you paying for this PD yourself? - If so, you might benefit from TTA Online Individual Subscription. Pay $299 + GST and access up to 20 PD hours over 12 months. Click here to learn more about Individual Subscription.

Money Back Guarantee - If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren’t impressed, simply visit tta.edu/go/refund to let us know what happened, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.

Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Accreditation

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.2.2 & 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now Now 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

User Rating

4.7

Latest Reviews

Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit
by Rebecca Crouch on 05/02/2018

This course gave me great ideas and showed me how to employ them in the classroom. It allowed us to design a unit of work in our own KLA that incorporated higher order thinking and I look forward to using it.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit
by Khya Brooks on 18/12/2017

This course provided a wide range of resources that assisted me in extending my students thinking processes and overall learning. It was great at enabling participants to actively create tasks that they will use in the classroom whilst reflecting on how they are helpful at extending their students.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit
by Celia Moncrieff on 23/10/2017

There was some inspirational material in this course. I am quite passionate about creativity, higher order thinking and collaborative learning, and I did receive some fresh new ideas from this course. Thank you for all the scaffolds and rubrics. Some of them will be useful to my year 3 students and help to expand their thinking. Thank you so much for all the hours it must have taken you to put this course together. I really appreciate the fact that you are encouraging teachers to foster creativity and empower students to fly out of the nest of shackled thinking, into the blue skies of creative problem solving and collaboration.


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.