Dr. Ron Ritchhart

World-Acclaimed Author Of 'Making Thinking Visible' & 'Cultures of Thinking'

BIOGRAPHY

‣ Research Associate, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education

‣ Presidential Award for Excellence in Secondary Mathematics Teaching
Dr. Ron Ritchhart is the world-acclaimed researcher and best-selling author of ‘Cultures of Thinking’ and ‘Making Thinking Visible’. He is a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Project Zero and Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His current research focuses on developing intellectual character, making thinking visible, and enhancing school and classroom culture to promote deep learning. Ron’s research and writings, particularly his theory of intellectual character and his framework for understanding group culture, have informed the work of schools, museums, and organizations throughout the world.

Ron’s best-selling book, Making Thinking Visible, co-authored with Mark Church and Karin Morrison, has popularized the use of thinking routines in educational settings. In his most recent book, Creating Cultures of Thinking, Ron couples the real classroom practice of teachers with whom he has worked with recent educational research on learning to illuminate how schools and classrooms can be transformed to develop the learners and thinkers we need for the 21st century. Howard Gardner has called the book “ a tour de force” for Ron’s ability to seamlessly merge theory, research, practice and application together in a highly accessible and engaging manner.

Ron currently directs the Worldwide Cultures of Thinking Project, aimed at facilitating deep learning and powerful thinking in classrooms, schools, and organizations. Bialik College and Melbourne Grammar School in Melbourne Australia, Oakland County Schools in Michigan, Mandela International Magnet School in Santa Fe, and both Washington International School and International School of Amsterdam have been key partners in Ron’s research. This combination of private, public, and international schools has served as the prime sites for developing the core practices and school-based evidence that surround Cultures of Thinking.

KEYNOTE 1

Bestselling in 2020

RR1
Creating Cultures Of Thinking Right From The Start

BY Dr. Ron Ritchhart

Synopsis

From the first day of school we begin the process of growing a culture of thinking. The Project Zero Classroom provides a perfect opportunity for to reflect on how we built a culture of thinking with our students at the start of the last (or current) school year, learn from effective practices of others, and begin to prepare for the next school year. Of course, building culture is more than just a set of practices, we must also learn to marshal each of the eight cultural forces (expectations, time, modeling, language, routines, interactions, opportunities and the physical environment) as we teach day-by-day, week-by-week, and month-by-month. While each force is important in building a strong and cohesive culture, our interactions with students early on are especially salient in setting the tone and building the relationships and trust we need for a productive year. This keynote session will focus on important ways we interact with students to build a culture of thinking, exploring ten things to say everyday to our students and why those matter. It is through a strong and supportive culture that we can best nurture critical and creative thinking dispositions.

Participants will learn:
– The eight forces that give rise to group culture and lay a foundation for creating a culture of thinking.
– How teachers and school leaders create cultures right from the very start of the school year and effective practices for doing so.
– 10 things we need to say to our students everyday to help build a culture of thinking.

SPECIAL PRICE

Register before 30 Jun 21
SGD95
75 SGD Per View by 1 Pax
  •  
Self-Paced Virtual Format:

✅ 1-hr pre-recorded video presentation

✅ E-Certificate after attendance

✅ For one-time viewing by 1 delegate

✅ Powerpoints / handouts provided

✅ FAQ Pre-recorded video by Speaker

KEYNOTE 2

Bestselling in 2020

RR2
Cultures Of Thinking In Action: 10 Mindsets To Guide Transformation (World Premiere)

BY Dr. Ron Ritchhart

Synopsis

Transforming schools and classrooms into cultures of thinking is more than merely instituting a set of practices. As useful as practices like thinking routines, documentation, and effective questioning can be, culture runs deeper. Culture is built on our values and beliefs and embedded in the messages we send. Thus, deep and lasting transformation must begin by embracing a set of beliefs about teaching, learning, and schooling. In this plenary, we will explore through active, interactive dialogue with our peers the 10 principles that we use in the Cultures of Thinking project to drive our action. These principles motivate and guide our actions and provide the touchstones we need as we create places where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted. We will also take a look into classrooms to explore ways we can see these principles in action.

Participants will learn:
– The 10 mindsets that underpin and lay a foundation for cultural of thinking practices.
– How these mindsets shape what happens in the classroom and across the school.
– How these mindsets connect to theories of action we can use to shape and evaluate our progress in putting these mindsets to work in our schools.
– The research behind these 10 mindsets and why they matter.
– To identify some specific “observables,” “do-ables,” and “ponderables” that can help you to move forward at your school.

SPECIAL PRICE

Register before 30 June 21
SGD95
75 SGD Per View by 1 Pax
  •  
Self-Paced Virtual Format:

✅ 1-hr pre-recorded video presentation

✅ E-Certificate after attendance

✅ For one-time viewing by 1 delegate

✅ Powerpoints / handouts provided

✅ FAQ Pre-recorded video by Speaker

MASTERCLASS 1

Bestselling in 2020

R1
The Power Of Visible Thinking

BY Dr. Ron Ritchhart

Synopsis

The idea of making students’ learning and thinking visible originated at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and has captured the interest of schools and teachers worldwide. In particular, the use of thinking routines as valuable tools for scaffolding and supporting learning has become a core practice in many schools. This year, we will publish The Power of Making Thinking Visible. In this masterclass we will explore six powers of making thinking visible and examine some of the new routines that are a part of this new book. These include routines for engaging students with others, engaging them with ideas, and engaging them in action. We will explore how teachers move beyond the use of routines as good activities to their establishment as patterns of thinking. What do classrooms look like when such patterns take hold? In this interactive masterclass, participants will have a chance to learn how teachers are working with thinking routines to transform their classrooms into cultures of thinking, and to use the routines themselves to see how they work as tools for all learners.

Participants will learn:
– How to make students’ thinking visible through the use of routines
– How routines can be used as formative assessment tools.
– How routines are constructed to facilitate thinking and address learning challenges
– The kinds of thinking students must do to build understanding
– How to use routines in different content areas and grade levels.

*Please note that not all hours of the masterclass will be made up of videos. The total duration of the video presentations varies for each masterclass. Time allocated for activities is inclusive within the total masterclass duration.

SPECIAL PRICE

Register before 30 June 21
SGD435
385 SGD Per View by 1 Pax
  •  
Self-Paced Virtual Format:

✅ 6-hr Masterclass made up of pre-recorded presentation videos & activities*

✅ E-Certificate after attendance

✅ For one-time viewing by 1 delegate

✅ Powerpoints / handouts provided

✅ FAQ Pre-recorded video by Speaker

MASTERCLASS 2

Bestselling in 2020

R2
Enculturating Thoughtful Learners By Building A Culture Of Thinking

BY Dr. Ron Ritchhart

Synopsis

During the masterclass, we will focus 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. This masterclass offers a unique opportunity to explore the cultural forces of: interactions, modeling, environment, routines, language, opportunities, time, and expectations. Throughout the masterclass, participants will use a variety of thinking routines to facilitate their own learning and explore how each of these can be used to create more thoughtful classrooms.

Participants will explore and build their understanding around:
– What is a culture of thinking? What does it look like and feel like?
– The role messaging plays in both understanding and shaping of group culture
– How can we assess, understand and shape the culture of our classrooms and schools to most effectively build a culture of thinking?
– How can the cultural forces that exist in each classroom support and further develop a culture of thinking?
– How can educators use thinking routines to structure, scaffold, and support students’ thinking?

*Please note that not all hours of the masterclass will be made up of videos. The total duration of the video presentations varies for each masterclass. Time allocated for activities is inclusive within the total masterclass duration.

SPECIAL PRICE

Register before 30 June 21
SGD435
385 SGD Per View by 1 Pax
  •  
Self-Paced Virtual Format:

✅ 6-hr Masterclass made up of pre-recorded presentation videos & activities*

✅ E-Certificate after attendance

✅ For one-time viewing by 1 delegate

✅ Powerpoints / handouts provided

✅ FAQ Pre-recorded video by Speaker

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