Making Thinking Visible in Your Classroom
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:00pm to Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Join us for a workshop on how to engage, motivate, and deepen your student's thinking process while learning course content. Research and practice strategies show that reflective writing (i.e., essays, concept maps, concept sketches) activates acquisition and understanding of knowledge and provides a platform to reflect on the thinking process. This two -hour workshop focuses on how graduate teaching assistants can use different forms of writing to engage, motivate, and deepen their students’ thinking process. In addition, participants will learn how they can use similar writing strategies to reflect on their practice.  You will be introduced to the concept of visible thinking, and will explore strategies on how to use (and grade) this instructional tool in their practice. If you are interested in participating in the workshop, bring your laptop.


Facilitated by Mariela Salas Bao

Mariela Bao has an MS in Seismology from Brown University and a BS in Geology from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. She has seven years of experience teaching earth science, physical geology, algebra-based physics, astronomy and environmental science as both tenured and adjunct faculty at various community colleges. Currently, Mariela is a pursuing her EdD in Curriculum and Instruction at the Graduate School of Education and is a graduate assistant on the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment team at OAI.

Mairela Bao at OAI