Presenter: Bob Iseminger, Pieces of Learning
T-TESS Domain: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.4
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

A new generation of students is here, and they bring skill sets and needs that are different than those who have gone before them. Technology has had a significant impact on these students, and it is changing the way teachers approach the learning process and incorporation of critical thinking skills. Gain tips for educating this generation of digital natives.

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Colleges, universities, and businesses recognize the need for strong communication and collaboration skills for success in school and work. How do we begin to prepare high school students in these areas before they graduate? Critical thinking is essential to these skills, yet new learning processes are needed to teach them to this generation of students. In Essentials of Critical Thinking, Bob Iseminger introduces ideas for how to approach critical thinking strategies while considering the needs and skills of today’s students.

This course covers:

  • Defining critical thinking
  • Introductory ideas pertaining to critical thinking
  • Educating students who are digital natives
  • Encouraging face-to-face communication
  • Building discussion into the classroom

Presenter Bio

Bob Iseminger has over 25 years of experience in public education as a classroom teacher, math resource teacher, and coordinator of a gifted education magnet center. He has worked in both urban and suburban settings at the elementary and middle school levels, and in a consulting capacity with high school students. Mr. Iseminger currently serves as a staff development consultant for school districts nationwide in addition to presenting at state gifted conferences. He is the co-author of several books including “Cultivating Classroom Conversations” and “Choice and Challenge: Engaging Anchor Activities for the Differentiated Classroom”. 

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15 reviews for Building Critical Thinking Skills and Infusing Creativity and Creative Thinking Skills into the Classroom – Essentials of Critical Thinking

  1. Rocio – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Extremely interesting!!

  2. Claudia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    no comment

  3. Janet – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Interesting topic

  4. Irene Gloria – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed listening to this course. It was very informative.

  5. Becky – SOUTHWEST ISD (verified owner)

    The presentation is clear and to the point.

  6. Cash – MANSFIELD ISD (verified owner)

    Very educational and gave me insight on a lot of new information.

  7. Leah – MANSFIELD ISD (verified owner)

    it was interesting

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  9. Cathy – Bulloch County Schools (verified owner)

    very helpful

  10. MANUELA – GOOSE CREEK CISD (verified owner)

    Very interesting

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