Practicum is designed to support you in making Integrative Thinking your own. As an application-based program, we bring together a small group of educators to deeply explore their practice in a supportive community. The program was co-designed with educators across grade levels, subject areas and school boards and in collaboration with the team at the Kenora Catholic District School Board. The program is based on the theory that making Integrative Thinking your own requires three components:

 

Deep Dive Webinar

Sessions explore the underlying theories that build and connect Integrative Thinking. These webinar-style sessions continue to ground practice in research and theory.

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Playing with New Ideas

After each deep dive, participants are asked to play and test the tools in their classrooms. For some, this is a quick activity to test a new idea. For others, it’s a multi-class, curriculum-connected experience. Artefacts will be posted online in a Google Community to help focus the discussion and help develop insights.

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Mentor Sessions

In small groups, teams will meet to share artefacts from the classroom and learn from them. We build mastery by identifying best practices of what worked and explore what caused the struggles, failures and flops (because there will be some!).

 

Program Overview

The program will run September 2019 - June 2020. We will cover all the tools of the Integrative Thinking toolbox and the theory that underlie them. Webinars have a set time. A video of the webinar will be made available afterwards. For the mentor sessions, you will be placed in small groups with others in your region. The small group will work with their mentor to schedule a 60 minute session between the dates noted below.

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Deep Dive Webinars

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Mentor Sessions

 

Webinars are Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm EST

Integrative Thinking Process

  • October 2nd, 2019

  • November 6th, 2019

  • December 11th, 2019

Ladder of Inference

  • February 5th, 2020

Causal Model

  • April 8th, 2020

Celebration

  • June 10th, 2020

Mentor sessions will be scheduled with participants.

Introductions and Mental Models

  • Week of September 23rd, 2019

Integrative Thinking Process

  • Week of October 28th - November 1st, 2019

  • Week of November 25th - 29th, 2019

Ladder of Inference

  • Week of February 24th - 28th, 2020

Causal Model

  • Week of April 27th - May 1st, 2020

Reflections

  • Week of May 11th - 15th, 2020


Dates

See above. Practicum has whole-group webinars on Wednesdays and small-group mentor sessions.

Fee

Program fee is $349+HST for the 12 sessions and online community. Teams of 5 or more get a 10% discount per person discount. You can let us know who is on your team on the registration form.

We will adjust the program and fee in the event of work action next school year.

Payment

To pay, either email transfer the funds to I-Think@rotman.utoronto.ca or we can invoice you. On the Registration Form please indicate which you’d like to do. Your spot is only secured upon payment.

Location

A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants for the webinars and mentor sessions.

Listen to Anne speak about her experience with Practicum: