Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom

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3 Semester Credits

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Course Description

This course will present educators with the techniques for concept-based curriculum and instruction for the thinking classroom. Teachers will examine the latest brain research and learning theory as well reviewing academic standards to contextualize them into the curriculum. Examples are explained in the numerous figures and charts that show how to adapt instructional materials and sample lessons are also provided to teachers. Educators will develop writings, lessons and activities that incorporate concept based techniques into their instructional units for classroom implementation.

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3 Semester Graduate Credits

Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives

  1. Educators will learn how the thinking classroom uses brain science for synergistic thinking to develop the intellect as disciplinary ways of thinking and doing.
  2. Teachers will examine how a concept-based journey in the inherent structure of knowledge helps educators develop a paradigm shift for conceptual understanding.
  3. Educators will review academic standards and contextualize them into the curriculum to bring district level coherence to standards for understanding and implementation.
  4. Students will be introduced to best practices techniques concept-based lessons while adapting instructional materials for supportive methods of teaching.
  5. Teachers will develop writings, lessons and activities that utilize concept-based curriculum and instruction thinking strategies for classroom implementation.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

Letter Grade

Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom

What Others Are Saying...

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.” – Tina B. , Maryland
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Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
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I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education” – M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…” – Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


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