Welcome to the 2019 Alaska Cross Content Conference at West High School in Anchorage, AK, October 25th and 26th with follow up activities at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Sunday, October 27th.
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Saturday, October 26 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Critical and Analytical Thinking: Why are We Failing to Develop Critical Thinking Consistently and Reliably in Students?

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This session will demystify, discuss, and provide application techniques for fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills in secondary schools. Primarily for research-based transformative implementation of best practices the discussion will review leveraging The College Board® resources. In an academic context, attendees will draw connections by briefly becoming research-practitioners through analyzing and critiquing case studies. Assessing data trends in Analytical Essay writing. Best practices for instructing problem-solving will be reviewed and illustrated including how to clarify weighing alternative instructional solutions, analytical essay instruction, vertical curriculum alignment, MTSS, and how and when to re-calibrate instructional practices.


Saturday October 26, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm AKDT
Room W9