Sandra Parks

Sandra Parks is a published author of young adult books. Published credits of Sandra Parks include Building Thinking Skills- Critical Thinking skills for reading, writing, math, science (Level 1(Grades 2-3) (Building Thinking Skills), Building Thinking Skills (Teacher’s Manual).

Co-Author, thirty eight books on instruction to improve students’ thinking, including the Thinking Skills & Key Concepts series, the Building Thinking Skills series, Organizing Thinking, Organizing My Learning, Learning On Purpose, and Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking into Elementary Instruction. Critical Thinking Company, Pacific Grove, CA (1981- 2015)

Curriculum consultant to school districts on thinking instruction and/or gifted and talented education in 40 states, Virgin Islands, and two Canadian provinces (1977-2015) In-service instructor and curriculum consultant, Project Bright Idea, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Duke University (2000-     2015) Founding Co-director, National Center for Teaching Thinking, Newton, MA Wrote teacher training manuals, organized three summer institutes, organized and marketed regional workshops, program development consulting for the Ministry of Education of Malaysia, hosted the 1994 International Conference on Thinking, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (1991-1995). Adjunct instructor, gifted education and/or instruction to improve students’ thinking, University of North Florida (1982-86), University of Miami (1988-89), University of Massachusetts (1989-1990), Instituto Polytechnico, Monterrey, Mexico (1989), University of East Anglia, Norwich, England (1994), University of Alaska, Anchorage, AL (1979), Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN (1979) Gifted education teacher, Julington Creek School, Fruit Cove, FL (1982) Federal grant reviewer, United States Department of Education, Office of Gifted and Talented (1979-1980) Co-authored the USOE grant to fund the Indiana Department of Instruction Gifted/Talented program. Project Director, Title IV-C innovative program, Indiana State University Laboratory School and Vigo County School Corporation (1977-1979).