Cultures of Thinking for SSWs

Cultures of Thinking and the Social Work Role

Come Join Us in Contributing to Deeper Learning!

The goal of this course is to give social workers an opportunity to learn the philosophy and foundation of Cultures of Thinking, explore and participate in Thinking Routines, and discuss how to use these routines when working with students individually, in small groups, or when doing whole classroom lessons in another teacher’s classroom.


School Social Workers will come away with an understanding of why Cultures of Thinking is vital to the future academic success of our students and the challenges of helping many of our students with special needs to think deeper and be able to visually explain their thinking.

Learn 7 Thinking Routines

Social Workers will learn and experience 7 Thinking Routines and will discuss how these thinking routines can be integrated into working with students. Social workers have many unique needs as they are the sole social worker in that school. By exploring and experiencing these thinking routines together, participants will feel supported by their peers to risk trying something new with their students. In addition, social workers will also learn how to integrate thinking routines into their curriculum to best meet IEP goals.

Every participant receives a free book.

Each participant will receive a copy of the book, 'Making Thinking Visible.'


SW-CEH's are awarded to eligible participants at the end of the series.


This training is intended for those school social workers who are in buildings where cultures of thinking work is occurring. Other school social workers may attend.

We begin our three night journey on...

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 5:30-7:30pm

2111 Pontiac Lake Road

Waterford Township, MI

Sessions 2 & 3:

2/9/2016 & 3/8/2016
5:30pm-7:30pm


Cost: $45 for Oakland County School Social Workers. Dinner included.

Your Instructor: Jennifer Hollander

Jennifer has over 23 years experience as a school social worker and is currently employed by the Huron Valley School District. She has facilitated Cultures of Thinking Presentations in her district and at the MASSW State Conference. She is currently receiving advanced training in CoT with the founder/author of the model.


Look for her BLOG coming soon.

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