Professional Development Center

EPA 549 Critical and Creative Thinking in the Classroom

Course Number: EPA 549
Course Title: Critical and Creative Thinking in the Classroom
Class #: 62224
Dates: July 16-22, 2014
Times: 8:00am - 3:45pm
Location:Video Conferencing Sites
Faculty: Patti Drapeau, Educational Consultant 
Credit: Three (3) Inservice Graduate Credits
Tuition/Fees: $1,319.00 (Maine Resident)
Registration Form: Click Here (pdf) or call 780-5055

This course is designed for educators committed to developing creative thinking skills for all ability learners in the classroom.  Many of the skills presented respond directly to the guiding principles stated in the Maine Learning Results. The course content includes: identifying elements of critical and creative thinking; utilizing instructional strategies and graphic organizers; adapting instruction in order to create flexible, interactive, and authentic activities; and developing rubrics to assess levels of thinking.   Specific topics include such strategies as: cause/effect wheels, forecasting charts, decision making, problem solving, concept development, productive thinking, and elaboration designs. Completion of this course qualifies towards Maine Gifted/Talented Endorsement.

Course Locations/Class #:
Dover-Foxcroft/Penquis Higher Ed Center
Ellsworth Center 
Houlton Center 
Hutchinson Center - Belfast 
Lewiston-Auburn College 
University College Bath 
University College at East Millinocket 
University College at Rockland 
University College Rumford 
University College at Saco 
University College at South Paris 
University College at Fort Kent 
University of Maine at Augusta 
University of Maine at Bangor 
University of Maine at Machias 
University of Maine at Presque Isle 
USM Portland Campus - Wishcamper Center