Twilight workshop: Higher Order Thinking Scaffold Toolkit

Sabreena Taylor
In just 3 hours teachers will use a wide range of resources to confidently scaffold higher order thinking in their classrooms.
Target Audience
All teachers
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This workshop gives the option to schools to select 3 of the 6 modules in the Higher Order Thinking Scaffold Toolkit course.

Audience

All teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

A school requesting this course will need to choose 3 of the 6 options.


This course contributes to 3.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Enquire whether this course can run in your organisation or school

Sessions

Option 1 - Learning new concepts

1 hour

Participants will learn why learning new concepts involves higher order thinking; and will investigate and trial a range of scaffolds which support students in their learning.

Option 2 - Critical thinking

1 hour

Participants will learn why critical thinking involves higher order thinking; and will investigate and trial a range of scaffolds which support students in their learning.

Option 3 - Problem solving

1 hour

Participants will learn why problem solving involves higher order thinking; and will investigate and trial a range of scaffolds which support students in their learning.

Option 4 - Creativity

1 hour

Participants will learn why creativity involves higher order thinking; and will investigate and trial a range of scaffolds which support students in their learning.

Option 5 - Metacognition and reflection

1 hour

Participants will learn why metacognition and reflection involve higher order thinking; and will investigate and trial a range of scaffolds which support students in their learning.

Option 6 - Learning conversations and collaboration

1 hour

Participants will learn why learning conversations and collaboration involve higher order thinking; and will investigate and trial a range of scaffolds which support students in their learning.

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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.