CHANGE ACHIEVEMENT BY CHANGING MINDS. Do you know the power of imagery to change student achievement at all levels of learning?IMG_7285

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Spatial reasoning skills have been identified as the number one precursor to achievement in math and science. Infographics, Mentor Images, Computational Thinking all are attempts to access spatial reasoning.

These are not add ons, they are the understandings that have evolved as we study learning, teaching and content. Join the evolution: teachers learning from the present, and daring to anticipate the future.

 That’s the challenge when you work with Thinking101.

The BERCS FRAMEWORK

Thinking101 Summer Institutes are designed for teachers who truly are lifelong learners. The learning continually evolves and so must we. Every summer brings deeper connections… this year we will focus on:

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INFOGRAPHICS is the literacy of the Internet…. we can turn it to our advantage when teaching math and science BASICS. animals-by-the-numbersLiteracy is everywhere. We must teach so that students want to learn more, not less.

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COMPUTATIONAL THINKING  CODING is a fad but computational thinking connects to math, science and literacy. A range of tasks will take you out of your comfort zone, then connect you back through curriculum, communication and critical thinking. 

THE POWER OF IMAGERY to connect every learner from every level is astounding. This summer learn about MENTOR IMAGES and how along with MENTOR TEXT they help us connect literacy, numeracy and scientific literacy.

What tasks will have long range impact on school and life achievement?

What tasks would you encourage your fellow teachers and administrators to place on their lists? Are those tasks linked to the skills and attitudes that develop healthy, happy, intelligent humans capable of making rational and reasoned decisions?

 

Summer Institutes 2017