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A Building Thinking Classrooms Approach!

Building Thinking Classrooms is the culmination of 15 years of research by Dr. Liljedahl. Through his research, Peter and his colleagues deeply examined a comprehensive list of considerations, organized around the 14 factors that make up the core of every teacher's practice. And within these factors, he looked for--and found--the optimal practices for thinking when teaching and learning mathematics in any grade K - 12. Peter then organized these practices into the Building Thinking Classrooms framework.


MPES Conference: A Building Thinking Classroom Approach

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30pm (Breakfast and Check-In starts at 8:00 am)

Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay, 2040 Airport Dr, Green Bay, WI

Cost: $275 (Registration includes a light breakfast and lunch)

Registration is limited to 75 participants for each grade band session, so sign up early!

Lodging: Guest room reservations for MPES can be made by individual attendees directly with the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center's reservation department at 920-494-7300 ext.0.  In order to receive the group rate, $139 / single, attendees must ask for a room in the Wisconsin Math Council room block.

Please join us in person for a day of learning around practices that support student engagement and thinking in a K-5 or 6-12 classroom!

These grade band sessions will be led by Chase Orton, who has worked closely with Peter Liljendal, and three Wisconsin BTC educators.  They will lead us in learning how to transform our classrooms into an ideal setting for deep mathematical thinking! As Liljendal trained facilitators, they will help us... 

  • Learn about the research behind the Building Thinking Classrooms framework.
  • Engage deeply at the practices of the Building Thinking Classrooms framework to help students take responsibility for their own learning as well as help them to move from collective knowing and doing into individual knowing and doing.
  • Explore the ways in which the Building Thinking Classrooms framework creates equity in the classroom while leveraging the powers of diversity present in all classrooms.