Centers-Based Rotations: Setting Up Your Classroom with ThinkCERCA
For classrooms with limited access to technology, ThinkCERCA powers offline instruction through vocabulary practice, Socratic debate, and peer-to-peer collaboration in a centers-based rotational model. See it in action in Julie Kurtovic's class at Budlong Elementary School in Chicago. Julie sets up three stations that students rotate through every 18 minutes. The first station includes essay writing practice using ThinkCERCA's interactive graphic organizer, the second station focuses on building students' vocabulary using words from the ThinkCERCA article, and the third station engages students in a Socratic discussion about stereotyping using information from the ThinkCERCA lesson.