Workshop III

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Whole Brain Visual Thinking: Building a New Level of Cognition

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Content – Activities are practical, easy-to-implement technology applications that include:

– Who is the Visual Teacher?: The three-prong definition.
– Socratic Teaching: Are you a critical thinking teacher who teaches critical thinking skills?
– Inquiry-Based Instruction & Technology: Ask – Investigate – Create – Discuss – Reflect.
– 10 Tips for Launching an Inquiry-Based Classroom
– Parallel Curriculum Model: Interrelated approaches to course content.
– Kaplan Layered Model for Differentiating Curriculum – Differentiated Curriculum: A visual approach to altering the content, process and products of the curriculum.
– Depth and Complexity Thinking Processes: Abstract teaching strategies & methods of extending knowledge.
– Schoolwide Enrichment Model: Unique programs based on local resources, student demographics & school dynamics.
– Mind Maps, Graphic Organizers & Glyphs: Molding a visual language into learning skills.
– Basic Visual Elements
– The Visual Vocabulary of Photography
– Whole Brain Thinking: Perceptual reasoning and lateral thinking skills.
– Visual Representation: Preparing for STAAR.
– Playing Chess: Inductive/deductive reasoning and accountability.
– The Dyslexic Student: Who is (s)he and how do we bring out the best in her/him.
– Using the Internet in the Classroom: Shrinking the digital divide one student @ a time.
– STAAR: 10 Tps to Ease Student Anxiety
– 25 Steps to Cultivate Lifelong Learning