CueThink Professional Learning Guide

The Professional Learning Guide is designed to enhance teachers’ problem solving pedagogy. The 6-unit guide will enable educators to learn all the features of CueThink while using the application with students within their existing classroom structures and routines. Educators will receive support on selecting the best implementation model, establishing a classroom culture of student discourse in mathematics, assessing student work to guide instruction and much more! The first 3 units cover the core of CueThink. The last 3 units focus on CueTeach, which provides embedded tools within the application to assist teachers in evaluating student tasks to inform instruction. Through the guide, educators can access CueThink’s Community Forum for an opportunity to collaborate with other CueThink teachers to exchange insights and experiences. 


Overview of Units

Unit 1

Topic: Structuring Problem Solving With Pólya’s 4 Phases

Goal: Understand the structure behind CueThink and how it strengthens students’ problem solving skills and math communication

Unit 2

Topic: Introducing Noticing and Wondering to Your Students

Goal: Develop students’ confidence using noticing and wondering to unpack a problem and work through the 4-Phase structured problem solving process

Unit 3

Topic: Establishing a Classroom Culture of Digital Citizenry

Goal: Promote student discourse focused on problem solving through the use of timely, high quality peer-to-peer feedback

Topic: Evaluating Strategies and Organizing Thinking Through a Written Plan

Goal: Build common language and understanding of problem solving strategies and how students should communicate their procedures through a written plan

Unit 4

Topic: Analyzing Student Data to Differentiate Instruction

Goal: Evaluate students’ understanding and misconceptions using an embedded rubric to inform your instruction

Unit 5

Topic: Promoting Growth Mindset Through Creation, Reflection and Revision

Goal: Use the Review Checklist and Problem Reflection feature to support problem solving as an iterative process

Unit 6