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Texas Educators Will Learn Strategies for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills at Professional Development Event from Mentoring Minds

Critical Thinking LIVE Features Keynote Address by Acclaimed Educator Karin K. Hess, Ed.D., Sessions on Critical Thinking, T-TESS, Kinesthetic Learning

ARLINGTON, Texas – January 3, 2016 – Texas educators will get fresh ideas for integrating critical thinking into learning and teaching when they attend Critical Thinking LIVE, a professional development opportunity from national K-12 publisher, Mentoring Minds. The one-day event features interactive sessions on topics such as the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS), Fusing Critical Thinking with Kinesthetic Learning, and Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset Theory.

Educator, speaker, and author Karin K. Hess, Ed.D., will deliver the keynote address, “Shifting

Teacher and Student Roles: An Essential Component to Thinking that Leads to Transfer,” sharing

practical tips on ways teachers can shift instruction to develop more complex and engaging tasks

and support learners through strategic scaffolding.

WHAT: Critical Thinking LIVE

WHEN: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, Noon to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Hilton Arlington Hotel

2401 East Lamar Blvd.

Arlington, Texas

WHO: Critical Thinking LIVE is designed for elementary educators and instructional leaders who want to make critical thinking an integral part of their classroom. It offers networking opportunities with teachers, peers, leaders and innovators, and is a great way to get reenergized with innovative new ideas when the school year resumes.

Mentoring Minds’ mission is to put critical thinking at the center of the classroom. Its research-based resources are designed to be flexible for classroom needs, supporting technology integration and standards mastery for math, ELA, and science.

REGISTRATION: The cost for Critical Thinking LIVE is $75. Space is limited. 

To register for Critical Thinking LIVE, click here.

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