Developing Language, Creativity & Thinking: Beyond Open and Closed Questions

How do teaching practices support language development and creative thinking? During this workshop learn the art of asking questions that support creativity and higher level thinking.


  • Carrie Becker

    Early Childhood Specialist

    Carrie Becker

    Carrie Becker is an educational consultant who specializes in early childhood and special education. She has an undergraduate degree in elementary/special education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Carrie uses her 20+ years of experience working with children and families to design professional development workshops that inspire teachers to reflect upon and grow their teaching practices. She is passionate about creating environments that foster authentic learning experiences for both children and adults.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    • Introduction of Carrie Becker
  • 2
    Introduction to Developing Language
    • Introduction to Developing Language
    • Objectives
  • 3
    • Open and Closed Questions
    • Question Examples
    • Open versus Closed Questions
    • Targeted Open Ended Questions
    • Video: Focused Observations Chapter 1 Video 2
  • 4
    Categories of Targeted Open Ended Questions
    • Asking Questions That You Already Know the Answer
    • Categories of Open Ended Questions
    • Video: Focused Observations, Chapter 7 Observation Practice #17
    • What types of questions could you ask?
  • 5
    Final Project
    • Final Project
    • Fiction Book Project
    • Nonfiction Book Project
    • Transforming Early Childhood Education
  • 6
    Final Quiz and Feedback
    • Final Quiz
    • Course Feedback