We offer a flexible menu of face-to-face and online sessions to serve particular needs or to form a more comprehensive program.
TC² has the expertise and resources to support extended professional learning around a number of interrelated themes, all of which are geared to nurture a thinking classroom.
Impact of Studies The CCT Program appeals to students looking for professional and personal development who are interested in learning from and with others of diverse backgrounds and interests.
Many are mid-career educators: teachers and college professors, curriculum specialists, museum educators, or educational administrators.
Participants learn to recognize numerous opportunities for embedding thinking into their daily teaching, develop their competence in teaching and assessing key intellectual tools and build on their ability to nurture a thoughtful classroom atmosphere. They develop their ability to thoughtfully integrate educational technology using six key considerations. This program helps educators improve their ability to assess thinking and to implement effective assessment strategies to promote thinking.
A key theme is the effective use of critical thinking in formative and summative assessment to move the focus from seeking the right answer to the quality of the student responses. This program identifies six concepts that underpin students' ability to move beyond learning about history or geography to thinking deeply about these disciplines.
The rationale for a master’s program of study in CCT is that an explicit and sustained focus on learning and applying ideas and tools in critical thinking, creative thinking, and reflective practice allows students involved in a wide array of professions and endeavors to develop clarity and confidence to make deep changes in their learning, teaching, work, activism, research, and artistry.
By the time CCT students finish their studies they are prepared to teach or guide others in ways that often depart markedly from their previous schooling and experience.
One activity then asks you how you might look at a problem from a different angle to produce a more creative result; others walk you through the process of using analogies or replacement techniques to invent creative solutions to problems.
Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course in this program offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and help you apply your newly discovered creativity in the workplace.