Over 95% of what students learned 20 years ago in Social Studies can now be found on a smartphone within seconds. This creates a huge sense of urgency around making Social Studies classes more engaging and turning them into a space that helps our students understand the various perspectives of issues, analyze biases in the information they view, and actually apply facts, dates, and historical figures to relevant problems.
This is why we couldn’t be more excited to sponsor and present at The Texas Council for the Social Studies Conference in Dallas (#TCSS2017). Hundreds of amazing social studies instructors, department heads, and district leaders will have the chance to attend our interactive session: “Thinking Like a Lawyer: Practical Strategies to Teach Critical Thinking to ALL Students,” where we will give attendees tools they can apply immediately to transition from asking “what” and “how to” to asking “why” and “what if.” We also will have the chance to show educators our highly engaging and academically rigorous TEKS-aligned program which helps educators teach critical thinking to all students through real-life legal cases and our powerful Critical Thinking Professional Learning Series that helps educators create more rigorous learning experiences for students at our exhibit booth (Booth #156). Because we must shift educators from being the “sage on the stage,” to empowering to students do most of the heavy lifting in their learning.
thinkLaw has been selected through a rigorous and highly competitive process to help close the critical thinking gap in Dallas ISD, Spring Branch ISD, Mission CISD Southwest ISD, Ysleta ISD, White Settlement ISD, and Arlington ISD. We are excited because us getting the seal of approval from so many Texas districts significantly moves us towards our goal of creating a world where critical thinking is no longer a luxury good.
Check out our presentation on Friday October 20th at 11am in the Pegu room, and learn more about how thinkLaw is leading the critical thinking revolution at Booth 156!
To learn how your school or organization can adopt thinkLaw’s standards-aligned program that helps educators teach critical thinking to all students, please click here to schedule a time to speak with someone on the thinkLaw team, call us now at (702) 318-7512 or join us on our next webinar; Thinking Like a Lawyer: Powerful Strategies to Teach Critical Thinking to All Students