Creating a Thinking Culture in the Classroom (Book Study) Self-Paced, 4-week Class (Summer Semester) Offered anytime between 5.4 – 8.3.22

Creating a Thinking Culture in the Classroom (Book Study) Self-Paced, 4-week Class (Summer Semester) Offered anytime between 5.4 – 8.3.22

Aug 3rd

Tyler Youngers

Date: Available for registration anytime between May 4 – August 3, 2021
Course #: EDMA 288:606
Instructor: Tyler Youngers (
Number of Graduate/License Renewal Credits: 2
Registration Deadline: Last day to register for Summer Semester is Wednesday, August 3rd by 5:00 p.m.

This 2-credit, 4-week course is entirely self-paced.

Participants will BEGIN the course as soon as registration is processed and forwarded to instructor.

The instructor will then email with instructions on how to begin the class.

All assignments, discussions, and final project work are due at end of the 4-week course in order to receive credit for the course.

The participant should expect to be able to request a transcript 2-4 weeks after the course is completed depending on whether it is for Licensure Renewal or Graduate Credit.

(Last day to register for Summer Semester is Wednesday, August 3rd by 5:00 p.m.)

Transform your classroom culture from one of passive knowledge consumption to one of active learning and student engagement. In this well-researched book, author Rebecca Stobaugh shares how to build a culture of thinking that emphasizes essential 21st century skills — from critical thinking and problem solving to teamwork and creativity. In communicating this essential knowledge, Stobaugh offers fifty teacher-tested instructional strategies for nurturing students’ cognitive abilities across the full range of thinking levels.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • The participant will gain an understanding of the concepts of critical thinking and cognitive engagement, as well as the relationship between the two;
  • The participant will study the thinking levels of Bloom’s taxonomy revised, the cognitive processes associated with those levels, and how they establish a path to high-level thinking;
  • The participant will choose among fifty effective instructional strategies that encourage critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and media literacy in the classroom;
  • The participant will understand ten powerful methods for sustaining a classroom’s culture of thinking for the long term; and
  • The participant will utilize Take Action sections and download free online reproducibles that will assist them in building a culture of thinking in the classroom.

Join me for this virtual book study to learn about these 50 strategies to boost cognitive engagement while creating a thinking culture in the classroom!

Required Materials:
Fifty Strategies to Boost Cognitive Engagement: Creating a Thinking Culture in the Classroom (50 Teaching Strategies to Support Cognitive Development), Rebecca Stobaugh.

Available in book stores.

This class is available for License Renewal, Graduate, Paraeducator or Audit credit.

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