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
42 reviews
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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

24/7 lifetime course access


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

- If you have a TTA subscription or membership please ignore the pricing when enrolling. Rest assured if your school has a subscription you will not be charged and for Memberships, your invoice will be adjusted accordingly to reflect your discount.

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- 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

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

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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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

4.6

Latest Reviews

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The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
08/07/2020

Excellent

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
08/07/2020

The course was very informative. I found it quite relevant to Secondary teaching context. However, I found the course a bit too long and had to rush through the last parts

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
08/07/2020

This course is relevant to our school context because it is part of our school plan.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
08/07/2020

Quality was good and it was relevant

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
08/07/2020

I am currently teaching a top year 8 course so the relevance to my classes was exceptional. It also linked with my current PDP goals. I found many of the scaffolds exceptional but also found some of them, particularly the complex venn diagrams beyond what even my top students could cope with.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
08/07/2020

Excellent – lots of resources that are ready to go and use in a classroom

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
08/07/2020

The course is very thorough and extensive and allows for a great deal of further investigation and reading. Extremely relevant and should be staple in all educational settings. Fantastic scaffolds for developing thinking skills.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
08/07/2020

Great course. Really provided me with a lot of resources. Also allowed me to refresh my knowledge of higher order thinking and how to encourage students.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
27/04/2020

Very high quality information and very relevant to teaching in the classroom.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
18/04/2020

The course is well set out and very thorough. It was enjoyable and very insightful.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
18/04/2020

The course is very well researched and provides quality sources to support the ideas presented. The course offers many simple resources that can be used across several KLAs and Stages.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
18/04/2020

Good quality – well sequenced with MANY supporting resources that can be used

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
18/04/2020

Excellent quality. Enormous amount of resources and research. Sabreena has put enormous time into this course which has been fascinating. Extremely relevant in the classroom and in the teaching and learning process.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
18/04/2020

great

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
18/04/2020

the concepts are applicable to all students regardless of ability level.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
18/04/2020

Good for ideas for our self select classes

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
18/04/2020

High relevant, great explanation of types of thinking and fantastic examples of scaffolds, tools and resources shown to demonstrate how to support HOT.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
18/04/2020

Good resources.
I found the task difficult without being able to go back and see what I had already done.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
18/04/2020

The scaffolding tools are useful

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit - Sabreena Taylor
18/04/2020

Very relevant


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. Sabreena was 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.