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Tyler Junior College Regional Workshop

Searching for Tangible Evidence of Critical Thinking Skills


Workshop Description

Do you ever feel like you are lost in space in your own classroom, looking for evidence of intelligent life? Workshop participants explore their current practices in the classroom that encourage critical thinking skills. After watching videos of and participating in hands-on examples of critical thinking exercises, workshop participants create their own exercises to ensure higher-level critical thinking among their students.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or are able to:

  • Clarify the meaning of critical thinking in higher education and employment environments, including the most recent research about employers’ desire for graduates who possess critical thinking skills.
  • Evaluate teaching “scenes” from a selection of film clips and identify common mistakes teachers make when trying to elicit critical thinking responses from students.
  • Review and apply the “Seven Valuable Intellectual Traits” identified by the Foundation for Critical Thinking.
  • Practice strategies that indicate evidence of critical thinking in the classroom and in assignments.
  • Observe and use Discussion Question Requirements, Diversity Day, Daily Exit Cards, the One-Minute Paper, the Interview Assignment, Annotation Station, and Question Fishbowl.

Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completing the workshop.

Preliminary Schedule

April 3, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Workshop
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Provided by NISOD

Location

Tyler Junior College
Building/Room TBD
1400 East Fifth St
Tyler, TX 75798

Registration

Registration Type
Early Registration
on or before
March 6, 2020
Late Registration
after
March 6, 2020
Host College (Member)$129$179
Member $159 $209
Non Member $209 $259

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be received prior to March 20, 2020. A refund of the workshop fee, minus a $100 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by March 20, 2020. NISOD also regrets that refunds will not be given after March 20, 2020 or for no-shows. However, we are pleased to credit your registration toward another workshop. In addition, substitutions are gladly accepted. A transfer of your full registration is permitted prior to the workshop by submitting a written request to Annecy Liddell by March 20, 2020. The individual requesting the transfer is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with the transfer.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NISOD meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees’ image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities by NISOD.

About the Faciliator

Sean J. Glassberg, the recipient of the 2013 TYCA-Southeast Cowan Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2007 Professor of the Year at Horry Georgetown Technical College, has over 20 years of academic and professional experience, ranging from teaching English at community colleges and universities to training industry and technical professionals to become educators.

Coming from a family of educators has provided Sean with a solid foundation of best-teaching practices. His master’s degree in Special Education and experience with children with disabilities have enabled Sean to respond to a wide spectrum of learners. His passion to help others in and out of the classroom led him to found Racers for Pacers, a non-profit organization with a mission to include children with disabilities in the running community.

Hotel Information

Staybridge Suites Tyler University Area
2759 McDonald Road
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 566-1100

Holiday Inn Express South
2421 E. S.E. Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 566-0600

The Magnuson Grand Hotel
3310 Troup Highway
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 593-3600

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