Facilitating Student Dialogue
With the implementation of standards for College and Career Readiness, teachers must help students develop the ability to construct knowledge through conversation and to improve their discussion skills. This presentation helps educators build their ability to coach students to be more actively involved in classroom discussions.
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This session provides an introduction to the process of Socratic Circles — a student-centered discussion technique where teachers are able to facilitate and synergize cross-curricular thinking — and the many supporting activities that can help to transform classroom discussion for students and teachers alike.
Featured Presenter: Matt Copeland
Matt Copeland is the Curriculum Specialist for MetaMetrics, Inc., an educational research firm based in Durham, North Carolina, and creator of the Lexile® Framework for Reading. A former English teacher and department head at his alma mater, Washburn Rural High School, he has been recognized as the 2006 Distinguished Kansan of the Year in Education, a 2005 Milken National Educator, and a 2003 Kansas Master Teacher. Prior to his current work, he also served five years as a Language Arts and Literacy Consultant for the Kansas State Department of Education, helping to craft the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards. He is a frequent presenter at local, regional, and national conferences and has published several books, essays, and poems on the teaching of English.
Grades 6-12 Teachers, Administrators, and Instructional Coaches
Thursday, June 19, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Jones Institute for
The Earl Center at
Emporia State University
1601 State, Emporia, KS
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$145 (includes lunch, materials, and a copy of Matt Copeland’s book, Socratic Circles: Fostering Critical and
Creative Thinking in Middle and High
Graduate credit (0.5) available with no additional work; 1.0 graduate credit available with an additional assignment to be completed and submitted to JIEE.
(The 1.0 credit will not post
to your official transcript until
the end of the Fall Semester.)
Additional fee for graduate credit.
Enrollment is limited to 35
participants. A minimum of 8
participants is required to hold
the workshop. Registration will
close on June 11, 2014.