Presented by: Art Costa

October 22, 2011
NOVA Southeastern University, Tampa Campus

FASCD Member: $129
Non-Member: $159
Student Member: $69
School Team (4 or more participants on same registration): $119




Shared vision, one attribute of effective schools, is achieved when all members of the school community focus on a common set of outcomes. The Habits of Mind-- those intellectual characteristics of effective, self-directed learners and creative problem solvers— can become the norms of the entire community. Participants will find out how teachers, administrators and parents can work together to create a learning environment designed to cultivate, assess and report growth toward these enduring and essential life-long learnings. Sixteen trans-disciplinary Habits of Mind will be explored. Teaching strategies, assessment techniques and school conditions intended to develop and communicate these characteristics for students and adults will be presented.


Participants will learn to:
*recognize sixteen indicators and habits of mind.
*develop a common vision of the outcomes of a thoughtful school
*incorporate the Habits of Mind into all content areas and subject matter.
*create a school environment that habituates thinking as a primary value and
*gather evidence and communicate growth of in the habits of mind.

RESOURCE MATERIALS (Available for Purchase)
Costa, A and Kallick, B. (2009) Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind


ARTHUR L. COSTA is an Emeritus Professor of Education at California State University, Sacramento>  He is Co-Founder of the Institute for Habits of Mind and Co-founder of the Center for Cognitive Coaching. He  served as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, and an assistant superintendent for instruction and as the director of educational programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has made presentations and conducted workshops in all 50 states as well as on six of the seven continents.

Art has written and edited numerous books, including Techniques for Teaching Thinking,   The School as a Home for the Mind, and Cognitive Coaching with Bob Garmston.   He is editor of Developing Minds:  a Resource Book for Teaching Thinking and co-editor of  the  Process as Content  Trilogy,  the four book developmental series, Habits of Mind, Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind and Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum..  His books have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Spanish and Dutch.

Active in many professional organizations, Art  served as president of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and was the National President of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development,  from 1988 to 1989.  He was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Urban League  in 2010.

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