Full course description
Although higher-order thinking is often discussed broadly in the context of teaching, practicing educators have found it useful to distinguish students’ ability to recall information from their ability to use knowledge in new situations (a process called transfer). When students use knowledge or transform it into something new, make decisions, or solve problems, they are more motivated to learn. “Higher-order thinking” is the term we use to describe these processes of transfer, critical thinking, and problem solving, when students use facts and concepts in different contexts from the ones they learned. This course will show you how to design and carry out a range of assessments that involve higher-order thinking, whether for formative or summative purposes. You’ll learn how to develop open-ended questions, conduct enriching discussions, and design brief and extended performance tasks all aimed at getting students to use higher-order thinking. The final module focuses on the creation and use of appropriate rubrics to evaluate higher-order thinking, a key practice for keeping the focus on student learning outcomes rather than on mere activity completion.
|ASCD Online Fall Courses 2021|
|Course Description:||Are you looking for a way to learn new things? Are you looking to earn PTSB or UW credit? NCSD's online courses are available for participants to enhance their learning conveniently from their own home. These courses require the participants to contribute to discussions and submit assignments fully online. Participants are able to interact virtually, with other students around the state, and learn and grow. Instructional strategies that can be directly applied to their daily practice. Participants must ensure they can enroll, participate, and submit assignments online. Join us to earn credits and learn together this fall!
If interested, please sign up for our FALL round of online professional development courses from ASCD in NCSD Professional Learning. Our district covers the cost for NCSD participants to take the course, the only cost to NCSD participants is the $120 fee if you want UW credit at the end from WyoLearn (UW has increased their cost to be $60/credit beginning October 2021). For those outside of NCSD, a $125 fee will be required.
Our FALL round will be October 27, 2021 - December 14, 2021 .
REGISTRATION will be required to be complete and tried out in WDE's Canvas site to ensure you can successfully log in and access the course, no later than October 25, 2021, with the actual course beginning on October 27.
Registration must be completed in two locations: 1) NCSD's Professional Learning to show your interest, and then in 2) WDE's Canvas which is where the courses are housed and taken through.
(Course enrollments will be monitored and reviewed, those trending for low enrollment will be canceled. A final enrollment review will occur on 10/25/2021, and those with enrollments of less than 15 on 10/25/2021 may be canceled.)
If you end up not taking the class please drop the class prior to the course start. You will do this in WDE's Canvas and here in PL. Once logged in, view your current enrollments and select DROP and confirm.
*$50 FEE CHARGED - Those that do not DROP prior to the course beginning will be assessed a $50 fee to reimburse the district for the cost of your enrollment.
*NO SHOW - Staff that are enrolled in the course (did not DROP), but do NOT participate within the first week of the course (the first Tuesday) will be automatically DROPPED from the course and assessed the $50
*The Workshop Fee is non-refundable.
ALL:UW Credit Fees are non-refundable