The Sierra College Applied Critical Thinking for Advanced Technological Education (ACTivATE) project is an interactive, collaborative professional development model. It will support educators as they enhance lessons with Applied Critical Thinking (21st Century Skills) to better prepare students for STEM education & careers.
The goal is to connect the practical application of academic learning with career and technical skills to increase students’ college and career success.
Sierra College STEM Collaborative is presenting a two-day start-up workshop, followed by two half-day work sessions during the 2013-14 academic year in collaboration with Northwestern University’s Searle Center for Teaching Excellence. Instructors will be using the Tennessee Tech University Critical thinking Assessment Test (CAT) as a tool to understand critical thinking and assessment.
Through a facilitated process, educators will grow professionally while they enhance existing curricula and pedagogy with applied critical thinking.
The outcomes of the workshop and work sessions will be: modified lessons and teaching strategies that employ applied critical thinking methodologies for field testing in the classroom, as well as a customized critical thinking assessments customized for each course or discipline.
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