New Interactive LumiBook Shows Educators Teaching Models to Shift and Refocus Foundational Focus on Thinking to Drive Students to Mastery of 21st Century Skills

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School Improvement Network’s cloud-based LumiBook combines rich video and media content with peer and author collaboration to show how to transform schools into Thinking Schools and enhance student learning.

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LumiBook is engineered to be far more than a static reading experience, and combined with the Thinking Schools methodology...gives educators the pedagogy, resources and practical support they need to implement a learning model that truly prepares students

School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced a new LumiBook showing educators how to transform schools and classrooms into Thinking Schools—educational environments with a sustainable yet significant shift towards focused thinking and multi-directional analysis to help students effectively process and sort information, problem solve and master 21st century skills. The LumiBook, entitled “Growing Thinking Students in Thinking Schools,” is authored by David Hyerle, the creator of Thinking Maps to create a student-centered language, and Co-Director of Thinking Schools International.

“Students must learn how to effectively use and understand technology and the boundless information at their fingertips for them to graduate ready to succeed and thrive in college, a career and life,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “LumiBook is engineered to be far more than a static reading experience, and combined with the Thinking Schools methodology of Mr. Hyerle gives educators the pedagogy, resources and practical support they need to implement a learning model that truly prepares students and helps them master the skills they need.”

As with other LumiBooks in the LumiBook library, the Thinking Schools LumiBook will give educators access to the tools and strategies outlined in the text along with embedded video content, advanced sharing capabilities and real-time collaboration with the author and other readers. These features are inherent to the LumiBook platform, and are all seamlessly embedded in the LumiBook. The author can also change and update the book content or resources in response to reader questions or needs, or further research.

In the Thinking Schools LumiBook, Hyerle outlines a well-designed, sustainable and significant shift from traditional education towards a foundational focus on thinking. This model draws from cognitive neurosciences and learning theory, and is backed by research-based practices and proven classroom models for applied thinking. In practice, it is an effective and efficient way of developing all students’ thinking skills. Paired with the rich resources inherent to the LumiBook platform, the Thinking Schools LumiBook will give educators Hyerle’s expertise and models along with the resources and colleague support they need to successfully implement a thinking schools model in their school or classroom.

For more information, please visit david-hyerle-lumibook.com.

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Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed Edivation, a personalized professional learning solution for educators. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in Edivation produce better teachers and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student proficiency by an average of 18 percent in a single year when compared to neighboring schools. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world, and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

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