Student Thinking Strategies

Student Thinking Strategies: Developing Critical and Reflective Learners

As student-centered and project-based learning becomes more commonplace, students require a variety of strategies to help them succeed in new learning environments.  Equipping students with thinking strategies that make their thinking transparent, reflective, and more critical is valuable for both the learner and the instructor.  Practice using real museum objects from the Harris Learning Collection as you explore thinking strategies that will help students master content and process skills.  Appropriate for all grade levels and content areas. 

Join us on Saturdays this spring for professional development workshops focusing on promoting inquiry by using real artifacts and specimens in the classroom!  

2017 dates

  • January 21, 2017  - Exploring the Next Generation Science Standards: An Introduction to the Three Dimensions
  • February 25, 2017  - Learning In the Field: Planning for Focused Field Trips  (NEW)
  • March 25, 2017 - The Art of a Good Question: Asking and Answering for Teachers and Students  
  • April 22, 2017 - Student Thinking Strategies: Developing Critical and Reflective Learners (NEW)

The workshops are open to all educators, formal (K-12) or informal.

At a Glance:

  • Free with pre-registration
  • Free parking available
  • 2.5 Professional Development Clock Hours offered 
  • All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at noon.

Questions?  Ready to register? Email harris@fieldmuseum.org.

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