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Integrating High-level Thinking to Enhance Long-term Learning: Grades K-8

Tuesday, March 3, 2009
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hotel Allegro
171 W. Randolph
Chicago, IL

Students of all ages and diverse backgrounds learn and retain information best when they are actively involved in higher levels of critical and creative thinking. The challenge is how to incorporate significant content and skills into creative learning opportunities for students. In this workshop, participants experience research-based applications that invite content complexity, increase student responsibility for learning, and integrate learning objectives and skills. The emphasis is on simple-to-implement strategies, graphic organizers, and tiered thinking prompts that minimize teacher preparation.

Dr. Bertie Kingore is an international consultant and the author of twenty-two books, numerous articles, and instructional aids. She has received many honors including the Legacy Award as the Author of the 2005 Educator Book of the Year and the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of North Texas where she earned her Ph.D. She was also the first recipient of the Texas Gifted Educator of the Year Award. Recognized for her humorous and practical presentations, she advocates learning experiences that encourage high-level responses and high achievement from students while minimizing the intensity of teacher preparation time.

This workshop will take place in Chicago at the Hotel Allegro, 171 West Randolph Street. The Hotel Allegro is located in the heart of downtown Chicago in the busy theatre district in close proximity to the Art Institute and Navy Pier. It is also just minutes from Grant Park, Millennium Park, Lincoln Park and Chicago's beautiful lakefront that stretches for miles.

Click here for directions and parking information for the Hotel Allegro.

Hotel Reservations
Attendees must make their own hotel reservations. ISACS has secured special discounted room rates at the Hotel Allegro: for the night of March 2nd at a rate of $175/night plus tax (single or double occupancy). To make a reservation call 1-800-643-1500 and use Group Code: "ISACS Thinking". Special discounted room rates have been extended and are available until Monday February 16, 2009. Click here to use the online booking service.

Registration Fee
  • $200 Member Fee
  • $250 Non Member Fee
  • 10% discount for schools sending teams of two or more
  • Workshop includes lunch

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund.

Questions? Please call 312-255-1244.

Member Cost: $200     Non-member Cost: $250


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