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Making Thinking Visible

3 Credits
Discover a set of flexible teaching practices for making students' thinking visible. Developed through decades of research at Harvard's Project Zero, visible thinking establishes classroom routines that help students learn how to think. When students are able to make their thinking visible, teachers can better guide learning for deepened understanding.

This fully online course introduces teachers to dozens of visible thinking routines that infuse classrooms with student-centered inquiry, creative engagement, lively discourse, and synergized learning. Teachers may select the routines that best fit their current teaching situation. This course may be taken with or without students.

NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.

This course is applicable towards the Student Engagement Certificate.

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Candi Reimer

As a beginning mathematics teacher at an urban high school, I quickly realized that drawing on student interests and experiences was essential to engaged learning. This insight has guided my work in education as a K-12 instructional coach, a developer of mathematics curriculum, and an instructor of professional development. My courses aim to create space for teachers to gather around relevant ideas and practical experiences as they deepen their knowledge and professional practice. Course topics reflect the concerns and curiosities of practicing teachers, equipping them to directly apply learning to classroom teaching. I value the diverse perspectives that Fresno Pacific University students bring to the learning community, and I hope that participants in my courses will be as inspired as I have been by the ideas and dialogue generated here.