Thinking the MI Way
Teach So They Remember and Use Your Information for the Rest of Their
What is this seminar about?
The ability to simply reproduce facts, figures, statistics,
and other information does not constitute learning. A famous teacher
once said, "If you don't know how to apply your learning, you haven't really
learned it!" You've got to move students beyond "The facts ma'am,
nothing but the facts!" to an understanding of process and dynamic
relationships, to an understanding of application in ordinary,
This seminar examines how to teach students to think, reason, and
learn at higher-order levels by using the full range of the capacities
of the eight intelligences. It provides participants with an in-depth,
research-based, experiential understanding of multiple intelligence
and how to use multiple intelligences get students thinking and
understanding curricular concepts at higher-order levels where
integration, synthesis, application, and transfer of learning occur.
How will I benefit?
Learn about the unique "taxonomy of cognitive abilities" for
each intelligence. Each intelligences contains it's own core set of
abilities which are intelligence-specific and which help you promote
higher-ordering thinking in your students.
• You'll learn how to apply "Bloom's Taxonomy" to
the multiple intelligences, thus moving students' thinking to higher-order
• You'll learn about the distinct set of cognitive abilities which are
specific to each of the eight intelligences.
• You'll experiment with different levels of instruction which are
necessary to lead students from basic information recall to synthesis,
integration, and application of information into their lives.
• You'll be able to plan units which move students' thinking into
higher-order realms using the Eight Kinds of Smart.
What will I learn?
The seminar provides a hands-on encounter with "multiple taxonomies
for multiple intelligences". It examines the practical implications
and applications of current research on critical thinking skills, metacognition,
and higher-order thinking, all from a multiple intelligences perspective.
Specifically you'll learn:
1. Multiple taxonomies for multiple intelligences. Explore
a a detailed model outlining the range of cognitive abilities for
each of the Eight Kinds of Smart, moving from the basic to the complex,
to the higher-order levels
2. Models of higher-order thinking units. Study a variety
of units from elementary, middle, and high school classrooms which
demonstrate how to use the intelligences to move your teaching and
students' learning to the higher-order cognitive realms.
3. Teach students how to think using MI. Discover how
to use the Eight Kinds of Smart to teach students a variety of multiple
intelligence-based thinking skills.
Learn a process which utilizes the "cognitive ability taxonomies" of
the eight intelligences to create higher-order learning experiences
for your classes throughout a unit of study.
The workshop uses a
variety of teaching techniques: formal presentations summarize
contemporary research findings on human intelligence and the brain,
experiential exercises give participants practical experiences of
their own eight intelligences and ideas on how to introduce the
different ways of knowing to students, model lessons show how
to use multiple intelligences in the teaching of daily classroom
lessons; and, group discussions provide opportunities for
integration, interchange, and personal reflection.
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