Session formats
Session themes
Session formats
Session themes

Learn how we can help you plan affordable professional learning facilitated by our experienced team. TC² draws from wide ranging themes to provide engaging face-to-face and online sessions. In consultation with our clients, we custom develop focused and enticing sessions around a theme to meet individual Partner needs, and grade level and subject area requirements. For example, a workshop for junior high teachers on student engagement might be framed as “Inspired learning: Developing tasks students really want to do!” or “Using pop culture as a spring board to critical inquiry.” Here is a sampling of the themes we can address in single offerings or as part of a broader program.

Foundations of a thinking classroom

  • Creating a thinking classroom I: Embedding thinking
  • Creating a thinking classroom II: Teaching the tools
  • Creating a thinking classroom III: Assessing for thinking
  • Creating a thinking classroom III: Nurturing a community of thinkers
  • Developing critical challenges
  • Classroom questioning techniques

21st century learning

  • Engaging students
  • Sustaining inquiry
  • Inquiry in a digitally-enhanced environment
  • Nurturing self-regulated learners
  • Creating assessment-rich classrooms
  • Nurturing creativity
  • Competency-focused teaching
  • Critical inquiry and social responsibility
  • Differentiating instruction and assessment for thinking

Critical, creative and collaborative (C3) thinking in areas of study

  • Teaching historical thinking
  • Teaching geographical thinking
  • C3 thinking in science
  • C3 thinking in mathematics
  • C3 thinking in the humanities
  • C3 thinking in the studio, gym or shop

Using TC² resources to support thinking

  • Using Tools for Thought
  • Using Thoughtbooks to sustain inquiry
  • A realistic approach to using source documents
  • Using multiple perspectives to teach history
  • Investigating images
  • Implementing the Our Hidden Heroes program
  • Using images and realistic fiction as information sources
  • Learning about Inquiry-pacs

Educational leadership

  • Leading for thinking classrooms
  • Leading effective professional learning
  • The core principles of 21st century learning