EARCOS Weekend Workshop Bali International School Visible Thinking Presented by Lisa Verkerk Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November 2012 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.The seminar is appropriate for teachers, administrators and school leaders across grade levels andsubject areas. During the seminar, we will focus primarily on creating a culture of thinking, fosteringthinking opportunities, and looking for evidence of student thinking.Participants will be introduced to thinking routines - what they are and how they can be used to createmore thoughtful classrooms. During the seminar, we will explore such questions as: • What is a culture of thinking? • How can the cultural forces that exist in each classroom support and further develop a culture of thinking? • How can educators provide rich and meaningful opportunities for thinking and learning? • How can we make thinking visible in our classrooms?Bio of Lisa VerkerkLisa Verkerk is a Grade five teacher and PZ coordinator at the International School of Amsterdam, whereshe has taught for thirteen years. Lisa has also worked as an International Baccalaureate Primary YearsProgramme workshop leader. Lisa first attended the Project Zero summer institute for InternationalSchool teachers at Harvard in the summers of 2001 - 2003 and joined other Benelux teachers in aCulture of Thinking research project in 2003, working with Ron Ritchhart and Patricia Palmer. Herpersonal interest is in using Teaching for Understanding and Visible Thinking approaches within aCulture of Thinking to develop her students’ thinking dispositions. At ISA Lisa facilitates teacher studygroups focusing on Visible Thinking and Teaching for Understanding as well as hosting a Culture ofThinking Seminar, given each year by Ron Ritchhart for staff and visiting educators. Lisa has presentedmini courses about her work with Visible Thinking in Europe and North America, and has been a facultymember of the Project Zero Classroom Institute, at Harvard Graduate School of Education, for the lastfive summers.RegistrationPlease contact Deborah Plant: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.Course Fee: US$50.Accommodation:Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel & Suites (10 minute walk to Bali International School)www.sanurparadise.comBali Hyatt (5 minute taxi ride / US $2 to Bali International School)www.bali.resort.hyatt.com
We will email you personally with further accommodation detailsRecommended Reading“Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners” by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church and Karin Morrison.