1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
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This two-day institute will focus on ways to support student engagement and higher-order thinking skills during classroom instruction. Designed for individuals seeking to improve their practice as well as school teams seeking to collaborate toward making maximum impact, this institute will provide opportunities to examine and experience a change of mindset toward total student engagement. During typical classroom Q&A sessions, only a few students are required to show evidence of active participation and cognitive engagement in the content being presented. The biggest problem with that is that teachers have little by way of evidence regarding student engagement and the depth of cognitive understandings on the part of students. Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) are meant to be an answer to that problem. TPTs refer to teaching techniques that provide teachers with evidence from every student that they are cognitively engaged with the content being presented. Pérsida and William Himmele, authors of Total Participation Techniques, will provide an in-depth overview of the why and the how of TPTs, providing participants with opportunities to strategize toward maximizing the effectiveness of classroom instruction.
This institute will provide participants with opportunities to do the following:
Because participants will be experiencing TPTs firsthand, they will be able to readily implement them upon their return to the classrooms. Additionally, we will be presenting options for how to share TPTs as a schoolwide approach to increasing students’ cognitive engagement through techniques such as self-analysis, peer coaching, and coaching observations of lessons using the TPT Cognitive Engagement Model.
Participants who attend will be able to:
Materials: Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner, 2nd ed. (stock # 117033)Total Participation Techniques to Engage Students (Quick Reference Guide) (stock # 117029)