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Course Date(s):

Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 11, 2023
Final project for credit due Friday, August 18, 2023

Unless otherwise noted, course times listed are in EST

Registration Deadline:

July 27, 2023


Online Self Paced




30 PDPs

Grad Credit:

2 optional graduate credits from Worcester State University for $250, due upon initial registration


$400 TEC Members / $450 Non-TEC Members
Required text: Making thinking Visible (Ritchart, et. al.). Books are available on Amazon

Withdrawals: No credits/refunds will be given unless TEC is notified 10 business days before the first class. All payments processed upon receipt.


Online | Self Paced


All PreK-12 Educators

Visible Thinking to Foster Independence and Engagement in K-12 Learners

Over the course of nine learning modules, participants will develop not only strategies, but also tangible learning materials, to encourage students to show their thought processes and problem-solving procedures in any K-12 classroom discipline. In addition to encouraging student autonomy, incorporating visible thinking into a classroom benefits teachers by facilitating the observation of trends in individual students’ levels of understanding. Using Making Thinking Visible (Ritchart, et. al.) as a guide, in addition to a wealth of resources sourced from Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, participants will reflect upon their own metacognition, participate in discussion with colleagues to discuss best-practices and potential challenges of incorporating these new thinking routines into their teaching practice, and update their own existing learning materials to foster more opportunities for visible thinking. This course will provide tools to jumpstart visible thinking in your K-12 classroom in a meaningful and sustainable way.

About the Instructor

Jessica Zwillinger taught studio art at Hopkinton Middle School for eleven years. Before following her passion to begin her career as educator, Jessica spent several years working as an information technology consultant. Jessica’s unique background informs her teaching philosophy that an authentic art education can transcend the walls of a classroom to become a lifelong tool. Jessica recently presented at the National Art Education Association annual conference about the digital workflow in her art classroom.


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