Welcome to EDUO 9826 Complex Thinking. This class was created by Dominican University of California in conjunction with Educational Development and Services as part of a seven course series entitled Core Thinking Skills. This series is designed to help teachers learn strategies that will significantly improve their ability to teach the Common Core State Standards. The content learned in the class, Complex Thinking, will prepare you to teach your students how to process abstract information so that they understand it in a concrete way. To do so, students must learn to clarify, interpret, and then determine meaning from the texts they are given. These skills will increase your students’ achievement in school and are the building blocks to a successful career. By meeting the requirements of this class, participating teachers will earn one semester unit of graduate level extension credit from DominicanUniversity of California, a fully accredited university. The other six courses in the series are:
All seven courses in the Core Thinking Skills series require the same book titled How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core by James Bellanca, Robin Fogarty, & Brian Pete. This book is available for purchase at www.amazon.com.
After completing the course titled Complex Thinking, you will demonstrate or indicate:
This course aligns with the Common Core standards found at http://www.corestandards.org.
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