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Presented by: Usha James, Executive Director, The Critical Thinking Consortium (TC2)

About the Webinar:

*Please Note: This webinar is based on a workshop given at the 2019 Educators' Institute.

This webinar will be the second in a series presented by Usha James.

Grade Level: All

How do we tweak tasks to ensure that all students can engage in thinking that is at the appropriate level of challenge? How do we effectively group students to with different strengths and needs in order to best support them in rising to a curricular challenge? How do we make differentiation manageable and meaningful?

In this webinar, we will examine an approach to inviting and nurturing thinking that allows for effective and feasible differentiation. We will grapple with various scenarios and how to practically apply this approach through small tweaks to current practice.

About the Presenter:

Usha James spent 12 years as a secondary teacher and five years at OISE at the University of Toronto, as an instructor and then Director of the Secondary Program. She has co-authored textbooks, teachers’ resources, course profiles and ministry documents with the aim of providing practical strategies for teachers seeking to refine their practice.
Usha has contributed to The Critical Thinking Consortium (TC2) as a resource writer and facilitator and is currently the Executive Director. Usha has worked with principals, superintendents, and teachers of kindergarten to post-secondary students, supporting their efforts to improve the quality of thinking of all learners.