Workshop II


Critical/Creative Thinking Skills and the Six Methods of Visual Learning:Pedagogy and Imagery

Did you know that the brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than text?  Did you know that visual teaching can improve classroom learning up to 400 percent?  This “hands-on” research-based workshop is designed to provide practical, effective strategies that optimize the teaching and learning process, while complementing existing programs and curricula. Workshop participants will learn teaching strategies and techniques to increase student achievement in the following areas:

– The Six Methods of Visual Learning
– Visual vs. Written Communication
– Visual Literacy: Encoding & Decoding
– Media Literacy: changing the world one student at a time
– Critical/Creative Thinking Skills: deBono’s Six Thinking Hats & the TPCASTT Poem Analysis Method
– Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences
– Differentiated Curriculum
– Acquiring Visual Representation Skills
– Seeing Reason: analyzing cause-and-effect relationships through image mapping and visual links
– Music Therapy In the Classroom
– Understanding the Digital Generation
– 7 Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher
– Visual Handling Skills
– Who Is the Visual Learner? Internal vs. External
– Strengthening Visual Discrimination Skills
– 5 Reasons Why YouTube Rocks the Classroom
– The Flipped Classroom
Life Skills & Character Education
– Kohlberg’s Six Stages of Moral Development
– Meeting the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students
– Decision making skills: avoiding “paralysis by analysis”
– 8 Great Gripes of G/T Students
– The G/T Student’s Bill of Rights