Curriculum & Technology. Transforming Teaching and Learning Through High-Level Thinking Skills Charlottesville City Schools December 2012. Strategic Plan: Objective 1.2.1.
Transforming Teaching and Learning Through High-Level Thinking Skills
Charlottesville City Schools
By August 2013, revise GPS documents and non-core curriculum guides to ensure the inclusion of 21st century skills and higher-level thinking strategies (as defined by Costa’s Three-story Intellect, for example) in each unit of instruction.
The Three-Story Intellect
Assess Idealize Forecast
Analyze Reason Infer
Examine Contrast Explain
Spell Choose Name
Select Restate Match
Teachers can differentiate
According to a student’s
Readiness Interests Learning Profile
through a range of instructional strategies such as
tiered assignments learning centers choice board
complex instruction problem-based learning varied text
flexible grouping independent study literature circles
Students think like a scientist as they…
Our goal is to transform teaching and learning experiences by integrating technology seamlessly into instructional practices so that the technology becomes a transparent and integral tool to teach the core curriculum.
Employing technology provides a variety of new ways to learn, and in the process, fosters independent thinking, problem solving, and collaborative learning.
Reading at the iPod Cafe
Hard at work
Working with graphing calculators