Project Zero & EduProtocols
Thinking Routines That Engage Kids and Increase Understanding
A thinking routine is a mini-strategy used to scaffold student thinking and to help make that thinking visible. And just like athletes and performers work on fundamentals every day in practice, we should be doing the same thing to encourage critical thinking skills in our classrooms. Thinking routines will engage your kids, encourage collaboration, support high levels of learning, and make your life easier.
In this course, we'll dig deeper into the basics of Harvard's Project Zero and their amazing set of Thinking Routines, explore how a pair of teachers have ramped up routines into EduProtocols, and highlight multiple examples of what all of this can look like in your classroom.
When you're finished with this course, you will:
- have a deeper understanding of the research behind Thinking Routines
- know where to find Project Zero resources
- be familiar with EduProtocols and what they look like
- have walked through seven teacher-tested Thinking Routine and EduProtocol
examples with ready to use templates
- be so much smarter that you will be almost impossible to live with!
StartEngage Kids with See Think Wonder / Connect (7:23)
StartIncrease Conversation with Save the Last Word for Me (8:43)
StartMake Claims with Take a Stand (6:29)
StartDeepen Understanding with Thin Slides (6:45)
StartSummarize with Eight Parts (7:43)
StartAnalyze with Window Frames (6:54)
StartEncourage Connections with Hexagons (10:38)
Glenn’s educational career began at Derby Middle School, finding ways to help thirteen year olds enjoy American History. Wiebe earned his Master’s in American History while continuing to develop innovative practices and sharing them with his students.
He spent five years working in higher education, designing effective instruction and integrating video games into social science classrooms. Glenn now travels across the country as an ESSDACK education consultant providing keynotes, presentations, and curriculum development.