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Tools for Thinkers

June 1 - August 17, 2022


June 1 - August 17, 2022

Online - more information about how to connect will be sent after registration

Groups of 6 or more receive a 10% discount

In what ways might we leverage thinking strategy instruction to build student agency and understanding?

“Thinking strategy instruction gives learners the power to fend off confusion and persevere. It takes them from helpless hand-raisers to agentic meaning-makers.” - Moker Klaus-Quinlan

In this interactive online course, educators from all content areas will explore how thinking strategy instruction fosters student success. Across twelve weeks, we will explore the research behind thinking strategies, effective processes for thinking strategy integration across the curriculum, as well as support teachers planning for implementation of thinking strategy instruction.

This course is organized into six modules; each module includes a welcome, some interactive direct instruction, choice readings, media and invitations to respond, class discussions, as well as an application task designed to bring this practice to life in your instruction. Your facilitators will regularly respond to your work on the online learning management system, there to push your thinking and cheer you on.


  • Certificate upon completion of course (30 PD credit hours)
  • Downloadable course-related reading materials, excerpts of classroom videos, and course handouts


Dana Sorensen
PEBC Senior Director of High Performing Systems

PEBC Institutes fill quickly. Register today!

Course Overview

What are the thinking strategies?

How do thinking strategies support learners in making sense of challenging content?

How do thinking strategies bring a workshop to life?

How can we plan for thinking strategy instruction across a lesson? A unit? A year?


Module 1: Purpose: Elevating Thinkers

Module 2: Research and Practice of Thinking Strategies

Module 3:Planning for Thinking Strategies

Module 4: Teaching Thinking Strategies

Module 5: Scaffolding Thinking Strategies

Module 6: Metacognition

Self-paced modules will include introductory videos, readings and conversation questions, classroom footage, planning tools, online discussions, and invitations for reflection.  We encourage all participants to register with one or more colleagues to provide the greatest opportunity for collaboration and learning for your team.

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