Creating a Culture of Thinking – 2 day Workshop

7 November 2022

SPW invites you to attend a 2 Day Workshop facilitated by Dr Ron Ritchhart


Increasingly, we are recognising the importance of the culture of the classroom as foundational for learning. And yet, we often don’t give teachers many tools for or understanding of how to create group culture that can foster deep learning and build understanding. During the 2 day workshop, we will focus on the practical and concrete ways educators can create a culture of thinking in their schools and classrooms, foster the kinds of thinking opportunities that lead to deep understanding of content, and develop our skills of how to look for evidence of student thinking and understanding. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore the cultural forces of: interactions, modelling, environment, routines, language, opportunities, time, and expectations. Throughout the workshop, participants will use a variety of thinking routines to facilitate their own learning and explore how each of these can be used to create more thoughtful classrooms.

Participants will explore and build their understanding around:

  • What is a culture of thinking? What does it look like and feel like?
  • The role messaging plays in both understanding and shaping of group culture
  • How can we assess, understand and shape the culture of our classrooms and schools to most effectively build a culture of thinking?
  • How can the cultural forces that exist in each classroom support and further develop a culture of thinking?
  • How can educators use thinking routines to structure, scaffold, and support students’ thinking?
  • How can we better understand the role of language in building a culture of thinking?

Dr Ron Ritchhart, Ed.D., is a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Project Zero where his work focuses on the development of school and classroom culture as prime vehicles for developing students’ as powerful thinkers and learners. Ron’s research and writings have informed the work of schools, school systems, and museums throughout the world. His research is largely classroom based, learning from the best practice of teachers to better understand how they create conditions for powerful learning. Ron is an award-winning teacher and researcher, a sought-after speaker, and a prolific and influential writer. His best-selling books include Intellectual Character, Making Thinking Visible, and Creating Cultures of Thinking, and The Power of Making Thinking Visible. Ron began his career in education as elementary teacher in New Zealand before returning to the states where he taught art, third, and fourth grade as well as middle school mathematics.

Monday 4 September and Tuesday 5 September
9am – 4pm each day

St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School
39 Partridge Street
Glenelg SA 5045

Cost includes:
Course materials
Lunch and refreshments for both days

Book now to secure your spot by clicking the link below


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