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September 1, 2021

Spark Courageous Thinking with Pear Deck & ThinkCERCA

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Every journey of learning and exploration includes a few detours along the trail. Sometimes you discover a better route or decide to completely change your destination. By helping students build critical thinking skills, confidence, and determination, you can help them see detours as learning opportunities and develop the courage to forge a new path.

To help your explorers build these important critical thinking skills, we partnered with ThinkCERCA to offer CERCA Slides with Pear Deck-powered questions, designed to engage students and spark courageous thinking.

Created by teachers, ThinkCERCA is a district-wide framework for orchestrating efforts to improve students’ literacy skill development in a blended learning environment. The CERCA framework helps students learn how to make Claims, support claims with Evidence, clearly explain Reasoning, identify Counterarguments, and use Audience-Appropriate Language. Whether students are remote, hybrid, or in a traditional classroom environment, teachers can use ThinkCERCA’s ready-made interactive lessons to foster these skills!

Step 5 reflection: CERCA Collaboration Drawing Slide Example

ThinkCERCA’s framework is proven to help students achieve two years’ worth of reading growth per year and 20 percent gains in writing skills within eight weeks. With Pear Deck’s superpowers in student engagement and ThinkCERCA’s industry-leading literacy outcomes, this exciting partnership brings together the best of student engagement, great content, critical thinking, and powerful writing across content areas.

Step 6 Reflection: What feedback is most helpful? Draggable example slide.

With a new collection published every week, there’s no limit to where the journey can take you and your students!

CERCA Slides with Pear Deck-powered questions are designed to engage students and spark courageous thinking. Created by teachers, CERCA Slides provide one or more weeks of instruction. Whether students are remote, hybrid, or in a traditional classroom environment, teachers can use ThinkCERCA’s ready-made interactive lessons to foster literacy skills!

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