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Workshop: Classroom Cultures of Thinking

Classroom Cultures of Thinking The Bay Area Teacher Development Collaborative is delighted to announce that Ron Ritchhart of Project Zero will be leading this special two-day workshop. Ron is one of this country’s most respected educators and researchers.  He is also a terrific presenter, and his workshops are highly engaging, stimulating, and enjoyable.   writing inequalities This summer’s two-day workshop is designed for teachers, administrators, and school leaders across grade levels and subject areas who are interested in supporting and developing their students as thinkers and learners. The focus is on the practical and concrete ways educators can create a culture of thinking in their schools and classrooms, foster the kinds of thinking opportunities that lead to deep understanding of content, and how to look for evidence of student thinking and understanding. Ron Ritchhart Full Biography Cultures of Thinking Resources Project Zero



Ron Ritchhart

Ron Ritchhart

Ron Ritchhart is a Principal Investigator and Senior Research Associate at Harvard University’s Project Zero, where his work focuses on such issues as teaching for understanding, the development of intellectual character, creative teaching, making students' thinking visible, and most recently the development of school and classroom culture. Ron's research and writings, particularly his theory of Intellectual Character and framework for understanding group culture, have informed the work of schools and museums throughout the world. His current research focuses on how classrooms change as teachers strive to make thinking valued, visible, and actively promoted in their classrooms. Ron’s latest book, Making Thinking Visible, written with Mark Church and Karin Morrison, takes readers inside a diverse range of learning environments to show how thinking can be made visible at any level and across all subject areas through the use of effective questioning, listening, documentation, and facilitative structures called thinking routines. His book Intellectual Character is considered by many teachers to be essential to their success.
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