Revitalize Critical and Inventive Thinking 2014
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Open Workshop: 

Revitalize Critical and Inventive Thinking for Student Engagement using Thinking Routines

Date: 3 June 2014, Tuesday

Venue: To Be Confirmed

Time: 9am to 5pm

Closing date: 23 May 2014, Friday

Workshop Fee: S$300.00 per participant which includes all training materials, 2 tea breaks and 1 lunch.

For 2 or more participants from the same school/organisation who sign up, the cost will be S$250.00 per person.
Fees do not include GST.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Click here to download the Open Workshop Registration Form.

School/Cluster Based Workshop Registration
Dates available for booking: 4, 5 and 6 June 2014

Please contact Joseph Loy by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel: 6363 0330 on the cost of conducting the workshop.

Please indicate your preferred date in the School/Cluster-Based Registration Form but this is subject to availability.

The school/cluster will need to provide the venue, refreshments, logistics, materials and printing of handouts.

 Click here to download the School/Cluster-Based Workshop Registration Form.

Workshop Synopsis

Have thinking routines become the fabric of your classroom’s culture. These patterns of action can be integrated and used in a variety of settings. This workshop provides numerous tools for student engagement to think critically about course content and become active investigators. Learn creative approaches for teaching students routines that help direct innovative thinking and guide classroom discussion. Move beyond simple responses to extend ideas, think divergently and reason logically. In this interactive workshop, thinking routines will be demonstrated as highly useful skills for 21st century learners.

Learning outcomes

Participants will:

  • Learn about thinking routines and how they differ from strategies and activities
  • Develop techniques to work with, make use of and develop thinking routines in their subject area
  • Understand how to influence and shape classroom culture to make critical thinking a more central aspect of classroom life
  • Develop students’ thinking dispositions and intellectual character while deepening their subject matter understanding
  • Learn techniques for students to generate, sort, connect and elaborate what they learned through visible thinking
  • Understand how to extend and challenge students’ critical thinking skills in innovative ways
  • Cultivate students’ thinking skills and dispositions to deepen content learning


Target Audience
Classroom teachers of all levels, staff developers, teachers of leadership programs and institutes, and leaders of school systems

Kathy PerezAbout the Trainer - Dr Kathy Perez

Dr Kathy Perez, a Professor of Education at Saint Mary’s College of California, has extensive teaching experience training a wide range of students and educators from preschool to graduate school. A dynamic presenter and “teacher cheerleader”, she has the experience to guide both novice and experienced teachers. Dr Kathy is an acclaimed educational consultant, author and motivational speaker, specializing in instructional strategies and creative approaches to curriculum as well as organizational and professional development. She integrates state of-the-art methods, research with passion and practical insights from her own classroom experiences.

Teachers from all levels and subject areas can testify to the effectiveness of Dr Kathy Perez’s dynamic approach to teaching. Her innovative and interactive workshops are loaded with classroom-tested materials and activities that teachers can bring back and use immediately. Spend a lively and informative day with such an experienced and informed educator who knows first-hand the daily instructional challenges of classroom teachers, and be inspired by her infectious enthusiasm!

Dr Kathy Perez has worked extensively with teachers, administrators and parents throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Caribbean, New Zealand, Singapore and Australia.

For other topics by Dr Kathy Perez, please click here to download the brochure


Rave Reviews for Kathy Perez

“Absolutely FANTASTIC! Kathy is so energetic, it’s contagious! All of her strategies can easily be implemented in all classrooms with all children. I can’t wait to implement these ideas with my students. ”
Carolyn, Inclusion Specialist

“Kathy Perez was a fabulous instructor! It was a joy to attend. She knows teachers and understands what students and teachers need to be successful ”
Celeste, 7th Grade Teacher

“Extremely engaging workshop with lots of hands-on interactive activities for students of all ages with various needs! ”
Cheryl, Special Education Teacher

Revitalize Critical and Inventive Thinking for Student Engagement using Thinking Routines