STEP 1 Introductory Professional Development Workshop
The first step begins with your whole school faculty participating in a one or two day professional development workshop led by a certified TSI trainer. Each participant is given the Growing Thinking Schools guide (published by TSI: © 2011) that is used during the highly collaborative training and as a continuing resource over multiple years as you expand your focus. This guide is translated for use in different countries.
See Table of Contents here.
All participants have access to a web-based version of the GTS guide and extensive resources and activities for immediately improving thinking across your whole school. Specifically, you will have access to activities that engage the 6 Starting Points practised during the seminar.
Six Starting Points for Thinking
If your school only focuses on the use of this professional development experience, the GTS guide, and the related web-based resources, there will be immediate improvements in teaching, learning, and a renewed focus for your school, but possibly fewer long term changes in your school. So the next step is crucial.