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. In April 2019 we launch our remote Practicum program to bring even more people into the experience. The program was co-designed with educators across grade levels, subject areas and school boards. 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

This Beta program will run April – June 2019, and will cover mental models and the Ladder of Inference. 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.

Ladder of Inference

Mental Models

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Deep Dive Webinar: Tuesday, April 16th, 7-8:30pm EST

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Playing with New Ideas: Posting work on Google Community

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Mentor Session: Scheduled with small teams between May 1st-10th

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Deep Dive Webinar: Tuesday, May 14th, 7-8:30pm EST

Playing with New Ideas: Posting work on Google Community

Mentor Session: Scheduled with small teams between May 29th-June 7th


Dates

Webinar Tuesday April 16th and May 14th , 7-8:30pm EST

Mentor Sessions between May 1st-10th and May 29th-June 7th

Fee

Program fee is $100+HST for the 4 sessions and online community. Teams of 5 or more get a $10/person discount. Please email I-Think@rotman.utoronto.ca to let us know who your team is after registration.

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: