Essentials 2018

We're so looking forward to you joining the I-Think community! Here are downloadable copies of the slides for the workshops along with additional resources.

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Welcome Letter


Keynote & Morning Workshop

Introduction to Integrative Thinking


Intro Slides


Integrative Thinking in Action

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North York Harvest Food Bank

Case Study

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Benefit Bubbles


Toronto Internatioanl Film Festival


Amazing Race Handout

Workshops in Thinking

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Exploring Complexity in Creative Problem-Solving

Students can suck at making their thinking explicit, especially complex thoughts. We get half-formed ideas, shared in confusing, long-winded sentences. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to Causal Modelling -- a simple yet powerful tool to help students visualize complex thinking and identify gaps in their thinking. With this tool students are able to make their thinking explicit to give you opportunities to ways to push student thinking.

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Leveraging Student Voice through Metacognition

Teaching students to recognize and value their own thoughts and stance is empowering and challenging. It challenges students who think that their job is to give teachers the right answer, and challenges teachers to design learning for students with diverse thoughts. In this workshop, we’ll explore how we enable student voice using the Ladder of Inference tool. Using examples from the classroom, the Ladder of Inference will be explored with a focus on metacognition and student voice.

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Additional Resources


Stay involved in the I-Think community by joining one of our workshops!

Teacher Sharing Evening

April 26, 2018

Problem Based Learning with Integrative Thinking

July 3rd - 4th, 2018

Summer Institute: Integrative Thinking in the Classroom

August 27-29, 2018