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Schedule for the 40th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking

 Revised September 15, 2020

40 th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking

Tentative Schedule
Sept. 15 – Nov. 8, 2020

   

EDT = Eastern Daylight Time
EST = Eastern Standard Time (Begins Nov. 1)

Presentations Released in Blocks to Provide Ample Time for Viewing and Activities Each Week

All Pre-Recorded Sessions Are Posted by 3:00 p.m. Eastern on their
Respective Scheduled Release Days


Files available for download  »
  • Master Schedule, revised Sept 15, 2020


  • Tuesday, Sept. 15

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Keynote Address Part One
                                                    Gerald Nosich

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Keynote Address Part Two
      Linda Elder


    Wednesday, Sept. 16

    6:00 – 7:00 p.m. EDT          Keynote Live Discussion 1
      Gerald Nosich

     

    Thursday, Sept. 17

    6:00 – 7:00 p.m. EDT          Keynote Live Discussion 2
      Linda Elder



    Pre-Recorded Posting       Focal Presentation 1*
                                                    Teaching Students to Use Critical Thinking Standards
                                                    to  Assess Reasoning

      Gerald Nosich

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting       Focal Presentation 2
                                                   Fostering Critical Thinking in the Secondary Classroom

    Paul Bankes

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Focal Presentation 3

    Bringing Rigorous Standards of Thought to Business and
               Government for Higher Level Reasoning

    Brian Barnes

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Focal Presentation 4

    Critical Reading as a Primary Tool for Educating the Mind

    Linda Elder

    *For Each Focal Presentation You ‘Attend’:

    1.      Read the presentation’s landing page in full. It contains important information and links that you will need during the presentation.

    2.      View the recorded presentation on its respective landing page. Remember, most Focal Presentations are divided into multiple videos.

    3.      Complete the activities given on that landing page, where applicable, and share them in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online (as you wish).

     

    4.      Give and receive feedback on each other’s completed activities (as you wish).

     

    5.      Join online with other conference participants in pairs or groups to discuss live the activities you completed, prior to and/or after the presentation’s Live Discussion, to continue your learning in this content area.

     

    6.      Attend one of the Live Discussions scheduled for that presentation. If you are unable to attend, the recording will be posted in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online’s Audio/Visual Library.



    Friday, Sept. 18

    1:00 - 7:00 p.m. EDT           Intensive Workshop for Higher Education*
    Foundations of Critical Thinking: Essential Tools for Teaching and Learning in Every Field of Study at Every Level
    Brian Barnes

     

    Intensive Workshop Schedule:

     

    1:00 – 2:20 p.m. EDT         Workshop Begins

     

    2:20 – 2:30 p.m. EDT         Break

     

    2:30 – 3:40 p.m. EDT         Workshop Continues

     

    3:40 – 3:50 p.m. EDT         Break

     

    3:50 – 4:50 p.m. EDT          Workshop Continues

     

    4:50 – 5:50 p.m. EDT          Meal Break

     

    5:50 – 7:00 p.m. EDT          Workshop Continues

     

    *Intensive Workshops are available only to those who registered for them when registering for the conference. If you still wish to register for the Intensive Workshops, click here .

     

    Tuesday, Sept. 22

    1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT          1st Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 1*

    Teaching Students to Use Critical Thinking Standards to

    Assess Reasoning
    Gerald Nosich


    *Two online Live Discussions are held for each Focal Presentation. The registration links for these discussions are available through the online conference and are also being sent to participants by email. If you can’t attend either Live Discussion for a given Presentation, the recording will be posted in the Community Online’s Audio/Visual Library.

     

    Wednesday, Sept. 23

    1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT          1st Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 2

    Fostering Critical Thinking in the Secondary Classroom
    Paul Bankes

    8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT          2nd Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 1

    Teaching Students to Use Critical Thinking Standards to

    Assess Reasoning

    Gerald Nosich

     

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting       Focal Presentation 5

    Using Peer Review on a Typical Day to Foster Substantive Critical Thinking
    Linda Elder

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting       Focal Presentation 6

    Designing Instruction so that Students Learn to Think Things Through
    Gerald Nosich

     

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Focal Presentation 7

    For Administrators:   How to Develop a Successful Long-Term Staff Development Plan that Fosters Critical Thinking
    Paul Bankes

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Focal Presentation 8

    Cultivating Evidence-Based Decision Making in Business and Government
    Brian Barnes

     

    Thursday, Sept. 24

    1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT          1st Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 4

    Critical Reading as a Primary Tool for Educating the Mind

    Linda Elder

     

    Friday, Sept. 25

    1:00 – 7:00 p.m. EDT          Intensive Workshop for K-12 (Primary and Secondary Education)*
    Foundations of Critical Thinking: Essential Tools for Teaching and Learning in Every Field of Study at Every Level
    Paul Bankes

     

    Intensive Workshop Schedule:

     

    1:00 – 2:20 p.m. EDT         Workshop Begins

     

    2:20 – 2:30 p.m. EDT         Break

     

    2:30 – 3:40 p.m. EDT         Workshop Continues

     

    3:40 – 3:50 p.m. EDT         Break

     

    3:50 – 4:50 p.m. EDT          Workshop Continues

     

    4:50 – 5:50 p.m. EDT          Meal Break

     

    5:50 – 7:00 p.m. EDT          Workshop Continues




    8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT         2nd Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 4

    Critical Reading as a Primary Tool for Educating the Mind

    Linda Elder


    Saturday, Sept. 26

    8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT          1st Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 3

    Bringing Rigorous Standards of Thought to Business and

    Government for Higher Level Reasoning
    Brian Barnes

       

    Sunday, Sept. 27

    1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT          2nd Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 3

    Bringing Rigorous Standards of Thought to Business and

    Government for Higher Level Reasoning
    Brian Barnes

     

    8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT          2nd Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 2

    Fostering Critical Thinking in the Secondary Classroom
    Paul Bankes

     

    Tuesday Sept. 29

    1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT          1st Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 6

    Designing Instruction so that Students Learn to Think Things Through
    Gerald Nosich

     

    Wednesday, Sept. 30

    1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT          1st Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 7

    For Administrators:   How to Develop a Successful Long-Term Staff Development Plan that Fosters Critical Thinking
    Paul Bankes

     

     

    8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT          1st Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 5

    Using Peer Review on a Typical Day to Foster Substantive Critical Thinking
    Linda Elder

     

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Guest Presentation 1*
    Implementing Critical Thinking Exercises in the Classroom
    Sanghamitra Saha

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Guest Presentation 2
    Deconstructing Ego in Education and Business through Individualized Learning Strategies
    Susannah Johnson

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Guest Presentation 3

    Critical Thinking, Social Justice, and the English Classroom
    Linda Tym & Paul Nixon

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Guest Presentation 4

    Critical Thinking & Complex Problem Solving: Welcome to the New Intellectual Frontier
    Kevin Smith

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Guest Presentation 5
    The Creation of a Professional Reasoning Model for Students in an Occupational Therapy Curriculum
    Cristy Daniel & Mary Smith

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Guest Presentation 6
    Music, a Primer Codifying Critical Thinking
    Henry Henderson

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Guest Presentation 7
    High-Leverage Practices for Integrating Critical-Thinking Instruction into Core 4 Academic Subjects
    Jonathan Haber

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Guest Presentation 8
    Overcoming Competitive Impulses
    Olga Malinovskaya

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Guest Presentation 9
    Leading Through Uncertainty: Using Critical Thinking Tools to Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis
    Patty Payette

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Guest Presentation 10
    An Inquiry Approach to Teaching Critical Thinking
    Sharon Bailin & Mark Battersby

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Guest Presentation 11
    Investigating the Factors Hindering the Enhancement of Critical Thinking Skills in Lebanese High Schools: A Case Study of Selected Schools  
    Samar Hamieh

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Guest Presentation 12
    What Is Obvious Is Not Always Obvious: Critical Thinking
    Zina Lehef



    *For Each Guest Presentation You ‘Attend’:

    1.      View the recorded presentation on its respective landing page.

     

    2.      Review any supplementary resources or exercises given on that landing page (where applicable).

     

    3.      Attend one of the Live Discussions scheduled for that presentation. If you are unable to attend, the recording may be posted in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online’s Audio/Visual Library.

     

    Proposals for Guest Presentations were approved by Fellows of the Foundation

    for Critical Thinking (FCT) where they appeared to offer ideas meriting further exploration through recorded video and live discussion. Publication of Guest Presentations does not imply endorsement by the FCT of every or any particular idea expressed therein.

     

    Friday, Oct. 2

    1:00 – 7:00 p.m. EDT          Final Intensive Workshop*
    Teaching Students to Write Significant Papers Using Explicit Tools of Critical Thinking
    Gerald Nosich

     

    Intensive Workshop Schedule:

     

    1:00 – 2:20 p.m. EDT         Workshop Begins

     

    2:20 – 2:30 p.m. EDT         Break

     

    2:30 – 3:40 p.m. EDT         Workshop Continues

     

    3:40 – 3:50 p.m. EDT         Break

     

    3:50 – 4:50 p.m. EDT          Workshop Continues

     

    4:50 – 5:50 p.m. EDT          Meal Break

     

    5:50 – 7:00 p.m. EDT          Workshop Continues

     

    8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT          2nd Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 7

    For Administrators:   How to Develop a Successful Long-Term Staff Development Plan that Fosters Critical Thinking
    Paul Bankes

     

    Saturday, Oct. 3

    1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT          2nd Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 5

    Using Peer Review on a Typical Day to Foster Substantive Critical Thinking
    Linda Elder

     

    8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT          1st Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 8

    Cultivating Evidence-Based Decision Making in Business and Government
    Brian Barnes

     

    Sunday, Oct. 4

    1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT          2nd Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 8

    Cultivating Evidence-Based Decision Making in Business and Government
    Brian Barnes

     

    8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT          2nd Live Discussion for Focal Presentation 6

    Designing Instruction so that Students Learn to Think Things Through
    Gerald Nosich

     

    Monday – Sunday, Oct. 5 – Oct. 11

    TBA                                          Live Discussions for Guest Presentations 1-12*

     

    Wednesday, Oct. 7             Focal Presentations 9-12 Posted (See Below)


    *Two online Live Discussions are held for each Guest Presentation. Choose which to attend based on a forthcoming schedule. If you can’t attend either, the recording may be posted in the Community Online’s Audio/Visual Library.

     

    Wednesday, Oct. 7

    Pre-Recorded Posting       Focal Presentation 9
    Teaching Students to Think Within the Logic of a Field or Discipline

    Gerald Nosich

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting       Focal Presentation 10

    Bringing Robust Questions into Teaching and Learning at a Practical Level
    Brian Barnes

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Focal Presentation 11

    Helping Students Think Through Complexities Using Critical Thinking
    Gerald Nosich

     

    Pre-Recorded Posting        Focal Presentation 12

    Liberating the Mind Through Critical Thinking
    Linda Elder