Critical Thinking is our Singular Focus!
August 13th, 14th & 15th 2021
This 3-day event will have sessions between the hours of 9 am and 3:30 pm CT. Registration is now open. The conference is designed to provide superb professional development and networking opportunities.
Helping students reach the next level of critical thinking and deepening their learning
Helping Student Support Guides understand how to best support that effort, and
Helping educators with a resource to support increased critical thinking during student engagements.
Together We Will...
Bring together educators
critical thinking ability
It is essential to recognize how critical-thinking is learned during the educational process for every student.
Learning Collaboratively Helps Students, Educators and Student Support Guides.
Identify mutually beneficial
Illuminate the impact of critical thinking
and its role in learning readiness for the creation of more independent self-directed learners
Nurturing critical thinking skills is a beneficial practice for everybody and is much needed in all aspects of life. When students are able to think critically, they make better decisions, and you can see their curiosity change drastically!
Educators must be able to stimulate students to think critically about their lessons, homework, and the demonstration of skill mastery. It is central to students’ being capable of complex thoughts and better problem solvers leading, ultimately, to their success.
strategies online and in classrooms
MyGRIT Course ©
Our focus is to foster students’ ability to deliberately deploy critical thinking.
To help students and other stakeholders learn how to increase student critical thinking ability through deliberate Effort Learning Actions ©.
To influence student learning experiences by providing an in-depth understanding of Effort Learning Actions © in order to achieve increased critical thinking outcomes.
We seek to become the ultimate resource that promotes, elevates and encourages mastery learning skills through deliberate process thinking.
We believe if you can understand the Effort Learning Actions ©, you will get the outcomes you desire. We believe you can build new learning experiences. MyGRIT Course © helps students figure out the best learning style for them, master the tools that work best for them to learn, and apply these skills to learn in any subject through college level!
Dr. Natoshia Anderson
Mechanical Engineer-turned award-winning STEM educator and STEM advocate, STEM leadership consultant, and dynamic and informative, in-demand STEM motivational speaker, podcast host, and author
How critical thinking can strengthen academic
engagement and the impact of those engagements on academic achievement.
Dr. Gloria Thomas
Director of Academic Engagement and Achievement at Louisiana State University's award winning Center for Academic Success and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
The impact of Social Emotional Learning on Critical Thinking
CEO of Urban Assembly Schools (UA)
The advantages of after-school STEM/STEAM enrichment programs for students in K-12.
Assistant Director of STEM Enrichment for the Detroit Public Schools Community District leading Robotics, Architect, Academic Games, Chess, The Detroit Children’s Museum and many other STEM and STEAM related initiatives.
Richard "Rick" Gallot
President of Grambling State University, he also served one term as a member of the Louisiana State Senate and three terms in the Louisiana House of Representatives, The new Tiger-in-Chief was inducted into the Grambling State University Alumni Hall of Fame and the Southern Law School Hall of Fame. He is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Dr. James Gray
Superintendent, Jefferson Parish Schools
State Representative for District 40 in St. Landry Parish and Co-owner of Acadiana Practitioners
The benefits of STEM education and how it relates to kids’ critical thinking processes
Recording artist, Actor, Performer, Fundraiser and Volunteer
How chess thinking can revitalize your business.
An experienced Colombian born chess Grandmaster and player of the Swedish National team, who coaches top Business Schools and companies in how chess thinking can be used in business.
Superhero Science: Addressing Equity in STEM
Dr. Sibrina Collins
Founding executive director of the Marburger STEM Center, at Lawrence Technological University which promotes inclusiveness, excellence, creativity and innovation in STEM education.
Outcomes of building a Critical Thinking process: My Education and Professional Journey.
Dr. Katherine Cox
Dr. Katherine Cox is the Program Director for the Department of Anesthesiology Residency Training Program and the first woman to serve in this role.
Dr. Kimberly Gaiters-White
Dean of the Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education at Virginia Union University