December 19: Secondary Session: Writing across the curriculum: visit 6-12 Writing December 19 page

Higher Level Thinking Skills & Student Engagement

Facilitator: Jill Bromenschenkel

*Best wishes for the new school year!*

Do you believe? Together.

Wed, Sept 26 2012

Today we will explore strategies for infusing literacy in all content areas, in combination with our past goals and topics!

11:30- Whole Group
Break out sessions:
5-12 Content area Literacy
Active Reading/ Deep Reading
Student Publishing

Schedule Tuesday, August 20, 2012

8:00- Whole Group (K-2 & 6-12) Engaging in higher level thinking via MN Literacy Standards and active engagement strategies
9:30- Breakout 1
Cooperative Learning/ Engagement Strategies
10:20- Breakout 2
Digital Tools for MN Lit Standards
11:10- Breakout 3
Higher Level Thinking in grade/ content areas
(break in between each session)
12:00-1:00 lunch1:00- 2:30 K-2 with Jill, 6-12 with Leona Santillon, Positive Behavior & Intervention Specialist2:30- 2:45 Behavior Intervention Q & A with Leona S (all)2:45- Guided Planning & Application3:45: Reflect and close

8/20 Guest Presenter: Leona Santillan, Behavior and Intervention Specialist

Collection of sites to support HOTs & Blooms

**Ed Tech Guy: The Differentiator**
Bloom's chart, questions, and verbs
Bloom's products and activities circle

Anderson ell PLC Fridays
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Welcome to our wiki and learning together!

Please join the discussion on our backchannel:

Collection of Sites

Agenda: Wednesday, February 8

A) Review & Update of work since Sept 28 PD day

B) Our identity as Learners & Thinkers:
  • Rally Robin and Stick Person
  • Visible thinking: thinking routines
C) Team Collaboration
  • Paper plate spinners: strategy mash-up
  • Google doc or typepad: HOTs strategies
D) Wrap and share: Give One/ Get One

Agenda: Wednesday, September 28

A) Review & Update of work since August 31 PD day

B) Cooperative structure/ student engagement plans

  • Check-in, share strategies

  • Revise as needed

C) Higher Order Thinking: changing our tasks

  • Analyze current instructional/ assessment tasks

  • Alter tasks to reflect Higher Order Thinking (i.e:

Lesson Checklist for Higher Order Thinking/ student engagement

üStudent Academic Talk and Interaction is 60-85% of class time (each student/ all students )

üHigher order thinking sentence frames posted, accessible, and used

üEach student responds and produces in multiple levels of Bloom’s taxonomy

üDiscussion and questions are student-generated and HOTS

üAnswers are guided to extension

üStudents are guided in meta-cognitive skills; student can explain their thinking

Hga feb 8
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56 Co-op Structures

Dual Layer Curriculum

Higher Order Thinking Skills: How do we get there?

Andrew Church discusses Bloom's Digital Taxonomy with useful
resources and ideas.
Blooms Digital Taxonomy
Bloom's wall chart
Bloom's circle

Lower Order Thinking Skills




Higher Order Thinking Skills




Bloom's Taxonomy is a taxonomy of activities and behaviors that exemplify Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) and Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS). Bloom's allows use to rank and structure different classroom activities and plan the learning process. In the 2001, Lorin Anderson and other revised Bloom's original work to give use Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.

Collection of websites: Bloom's & Higher Order Thinking

Make a plan...
Parts of lessons, coop structure, overarching language focus, higher order application
Kinder/Gr1 Co-op grid
HGA C-op grid

Teach others-
Examine lesson plans- add higher order
Tech apps