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2014 Conference

May 8–9, 2014

Framingham, MA

MATSOL 2014 Conference: Online Program

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Put on Your Thinking Hats: Critical Thinking Strategies for ELLs

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 4:30 PM–5:15 PM EDT
Grande South
Session Abstract

Put on your Thinking Hats! De Bono's exciting methodology builds critical thinking skills and can increase language development for English Language Learners. Discover how to implement this effective strategy, which aligns with many Common Core Standards. This is a tool utilized by companies, universities, and schools around the world.

Session Length

Research-Oriented Presentation (45 minutes)


All Audiences

Topic Strand

Best Practices in Instruction

Lead Presenter

Laura C. Bowman, Fitchburg Public Schools
Biographical Statement

Laura has a M.A. in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, taught ESL at Framingham State University, Worcester County Correctional Facility, and currently teaches in Fitchburg Public Schools.