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Critical Thinking LIVE- Atlanta, GA

Mentoring Minds

Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

Critical Thinking LIVE- Atlanta, GA

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*Limited sponsorships available *Group rates available *Contact Lauren Lowery for information,
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*Limited sponsorships available *Group rates available *Contact Lauren Lowery for information,
Sep 15, 2017 $99.00 $0.00

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What is Critical Thinking LIVE?

It's a gathering of educators who share a passion for making critical thinking central to instruction. Learn from teachers, leaders, and innovators, and connect with your peers. It'll be a great place to reenergize and gain momentum for the rest of the school year.


8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Go Digital with Critical Thinking and Formative Assessment
21st century learning embraces the use of digital tools to enhance instruction. In this session, we’ll explore research-based practices utilizing digital tools to formatively assess and support critical thinking. We’ll also address how this integration can help monitor, improve, and maximize instructional opportunities. Participants will be challenged to develop an implementation plan to immediately integrate the tools into instruction to support critical thinking and timely formative assessment. 

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Deeper Thinking with a Growth Mindset
This interactive session highlights the importance of deeper thinking by using inquiry strategies which teach engagement of innate abilities. Based on Carol Dweck’s research, this session focuses on establishing a growth mindset not dependent on external influences. Utilizing a provided teacher resource, participants will experience the differences between difficulty and complexity activating a capacity for in-depth thinking.

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Keynote Luncheon
Building a Culture for Thinking
Creating a dynamic critical thinking environment requires a conscious effort by teachers. Does your classroom show that you value thinking, promote thinking, and make thinking visible? Building a Culture for Thinking guides you through elements of a successful thinking culture that leads to deeper learning and better student engagement. Participants will explore how a thinking culture can make an impact in learning and discover what they can do to deliberately create emotionally supportive classrooms that enhance thinking.

1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Sparking Student Thinking
Are there any questions?” Silence fills the room. The teacher waits the customary three seconds and then moves on to the next topic. Often in traditional classrooms, students pose few questions. Sparking Student Thinking helps equip students with strategies to formulate thoughtful questions that increase levels of critical thinking and engagement. This experiential session allows participants to engage in four questioning protocols that can boost student questioning. Participants will leave with an understanding of the importance of student questioning while acquiring strategies that can be immediately applied in the classroom.

*Limited sponsorships available *Group rates available
*Contact Lauren Lowery for information,



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Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
100 CNN Center NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Mentoring Minds

Mentoring Minds is a national K12 publisher with a mission to put critical thinking at the center of the classroom in order to support student achievement and empower educators to teach to higher standards. Mentoring Minds’ award-winning, research-based resources are designed to be flexible for classroom needs, supporting technology integration and standards mastery for Math, ELA, and Science. Mentoring Minds’ commitment to education extends beyond the classroom, as well; the company proudly sponsors groundbreaking administrators across the nation and supports community-based education initiatives through MindShare, an employee-driven grant program. For more information, call 800-585-5258 or visit

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