The conference will begin with the following workshop on Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 12:30 – 3:00pm.
Cultural Studies and ‘Visible Thinking’ Pedagogy
Organized by: Yerko Sepúlveda, Texas Tech University
Thursday, 12:30 - 3:00pm in the Overton Hotel, Horizon B
This workshop is meant for a broad audience (K-12 school teachers, university and college instructors, professors and language program directors). All participants will discuss concepts such as 21st-century teaching frameworks, participatory creativity, maker-centered learning, intercultural competence, and critical pedagogy. In this workshop participants will actively work together to use a variety of thinking routines that are associated with the Visible Thinking framework in order to look critically at content (e.g. art, writing, cultural artifact, etc.), explore its complexities, and find opportunities to enact change while bringing students’ perspectives and representation to the center of the learning process. Mr. Sepúlveda is a doctoral candidate at Texas Tech University and a former advisor of Teaching and Learning at the Technological University of Chile, La Serena. He regularly collaborates with the professional development team behind the online course Teaching and Learning in the Maker-Centered Classroom of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.