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Making Thinking Visible for Deeper Student Understanding

Time limit: 90 days
8 credits

Full course description

This course is designed so that concepts learned, and resources introduced, can be applied the next day in any school setting. This course is self-paced so participants can set their own schedule!

It is designed to fit the needs of busy educators; one can stop and start this course anytime during the 90 day enrollment period. You should expect to spend a total of 8 hours working through the course content and earn 8 PGP’s.

Once you have completed all course modules you will receive your certificate of completion. This PD was developed at the Region 8 ESC through funding from the Schwab Foundation in Fort Wayne Indiana.


Learning Intentions for this course are:

  • Discover and understand why Making Thinking Visible is beneficial for advancing student understanding.
  • Explore Thinking Routines that can enable teachers and students to "see" the thinking involved in making meaning and deeper learning.
  • Learn about the importance of related documentation, student reflection, and other considerations that lead to the development of a Culture of Thinking.
  • Explore free useful resources, and examples of routines in action.