This course explores the principles and use of higher-order thinking processes and strategies to analyze and improve instructional practices in the classroom. Themes in this course include higher order thinking processes, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DoK) Framework, cognitive complexity, and strategies for engaging critical thinking through questioning strategies. Throughout this course, participants will engage in activities designed to help them get focused, clarify understanding, explore pertinent resources/strategies, and connect to students.