Course Description

This course helps educators create classrooms that are intellectually stimulating so learning can develop individuals who can think, plan, create, question, and engage independently. Making Thinking Visible offers educators research-based solutions for creating a culture of thinking, understanding, and engagement. Ideal for all grade levels and subject areas, diverse learning environments utilize effective questioning, listening, documentation, facilitative structures or thinking routines. Thinking routines are research-based through Harvard’s Project Zero, and scaffold and support student thinking. Thinking becomes visible as learners’ ideas are expressed, discussed, and reflected upon.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: Making Thinking Visible
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $305.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Making Thinking Visible:  How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners. Ritchart, R., Church, M., & Morrison, M. (2011).  Jossey-Bass:  San Francisco, CA.

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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