Curious Minds: Leveraging Student Interests and Intellectual Play to Foster Critical Thinking in Social Studies (GT Update) - 31015

Curious Minds is designed to empower educators with innovative strategies for differentiating instruction and engaging gifted and advanced learners in the field of social studies. This course delves into the intersection of student curiosity, intellectual play, and critical thinking to create dynamic learning experiences that promote deeper understanding and exploration of complex historical topics. Throughout the course, participants will explore a variety of instructional approaches aimed at tapping into students' innate curiosity and fostering critical thinking skills. By leveraging student interests and providing opportunities for intellectual play, educators will develop strategies to enrich the learning environment for ALL students while also challenging and inspiring advanced learners. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with a toolkit of innovative strategies and approaches to engage gifted and advanced learners in social studies, fostering a classroom culture of curiosity, exploration, and critical inquiry.

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6/13/2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
ESC Region 11
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Teacher - Elementary (Grades 1-5), Teacher - General Education, Teacher - Gifted Talented/Advanced Academics, Teacher - High School (Grades 9-12), Teacher - Middle School (Grades 6-8), Coordinators
Session 59455
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