Session I Trainer Notes TAI-4 Purpose Celebration Outcomes Teaching Questions Reflection Strategies Assumptions Review Application Experience Information 90 minutes Improving Thinking Skills Revised 8/16/11 4:09 PM TA I-4.1 Session I Trainer Notes Training Activity 4: Teaching Strategies Time Allotted: 90 minutes Materials Needed for TA I-4 Power Charts Transpar- Hand- Art Other Point encies outs Supplies TAI- Flip Chart Stand and PRM Colored markers Internet Connection 4.PPT1-4 paper “Taba (broad tip) and Blackboard Chart” VCR and TV or In- Bloom’s Taxonomy focus Chart on Wall Overhead projector Taba Questioning Photo for Taba Chart Questioning Strategy Participant Questions Chart Bloom’s Taxonomy site: http://www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/brisas/sunda/litpack/BloomsCriticalThinking_files/v3_document.htm Taba: http://literacynet.org/icans/chapter02/questions.html More on Questioning: http://home.okstate.edu/homepages.nsf/toc/EDUC5910iep20 Improving Thinking Skills Revised 8/16/11 4:09 PM TA I-4.2 Session I Trainer Notes Activity Plan: TA I-4 TAI-4.PPT To introduce two strategies for teaching thinking: Taba Questioning and Pyramid Sharing PRM To introduce five concepts for teaching thinking: collaborative teamwork, tactical experiences, questioning techniques, Grey Mini- dialogue, and reflection. guide Purpose As a result of this activity, participants will begin to build a tool kit of instructional strategies for the classroom or workplace. Learner Outcomes Can thinking be taught? How? What are some practical strategies I can begin using in my classroom right away? Why is teamwork essential to improving thinking? What is the difference between group work and team work? Anticipated How do focused discussions, open dialogue, and reflect aid in Questions improving thinking? How is creative thinking related to critical thinking? Improving Thinking Skills Revised 8/16/11 4:09 PM TA I-4.3 Session I Trainer Notes . . . that participants want to know how to foster an attitude of inquiry in their classrooms or workplace situations. Assumptions Process Steps Time Materials Title: Thinking-Centered Strategies 45 Bloom’s min. Taxonomy 1. Questioning Strategies – Taba and Others Chart on Wall. Use photo on Overhead Transparency to elicit responses Common to the Taba Questions: Recall, Affective, Inferences, Experience Generalization, Application, Evaluation. Photo on See this website for more on Taba Questions: transparenc http://literacynet.org/icans/chapter02/questions.html y and Taba Questions Why use Taba? Elicit responses such as these:“The chart Taba strategies that follow are paraphrased from Hyman (1979) and others (list) following the model developed Websites by Hilda Taba for teaching in the public schools. Maker indicated (1991) says that using Taba strategies shows that one is · Sincerely interested in what another thinks · Able to communicate the interest by asking thoughtful and sincere questions · More interested in the other person's answers than in one's own ideas about how it should be answered · Willing to listen and question further without imposing one's own values or beliefs. · Able to ask further questions without threatening the other person, and · Willing to wait for the other individual to ask before giving one's own opinion or answer. Other Questioning Strategies: See this website for more on Questioning Strategies: http://home.okstate.edu/homepages.nsf/toc/EDUC5910ie p20 Improving Thinking Skills Revised 8/16/11 4:09 PM TA I-4.4 Session I Trainer Notes 2. Pyramid Teaching (grey miniguide) 45 Paul/Elder min. miniguide Participants start out in pairs. Each person is assigned “Active and one strategy to study and prepare to report on. Each Cooperative participant explains and exemplifies the assigned strategy Learning” to partner. Next, each pair joins another pair. The teams share all strategies they have studied. Each team of 4 joins with another team of 4. All share their strategies. Bloom’s Taxonomy PPT Slide Questioning Techniques Socratic Approach Taba questioning design Information Pyramid teaching/sharing and Concepts Collaborative strategies 1. In home teams, participants go through the Taba sequence of questions 2. In home teams use the grey miniguide to apply the pyramid strategy, while simultaneously learning a variety of other strategies for collaborative Application learning/thinking. How does Taba Questioning relate to Bloom’s Taxonomy? Why is questioning an essential element in the “Thinking Wheel”? Review and Which of these activities would you use in your classroom? Reflection Improving Thinking Skills Revised 8/16/11 4:09 PM TA I-4.5 Session I Trainer Notes One-Minute Entry in Reflections Journal: What happened? What did I learn from this? Journal Entry What do you have to celebrate? How would you celebrate your new learning? Celebration Internet and See Blackboard for Assignment TAI-4. Bb Blackboard Tasks Trainer Notes: What worked? What did not work? Improving Thinking Skills Revised 8/16/11 4:09 PM TA I-4.6 Session I Trainer Notes Improving Thinking Skills Revised 8/16/11 4:09 PM TA I-4.7 Session I Trainer Notes Improving Thinking Skills Revised 8/16/11 4:09 PM TA I-4.8
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