Advancing Our Practice with Socratic Circles

Designed for educators who have already implemented Socratic Circles into their classrooms and schools, this presentation is an opportunity to advance our professional practice with this style of learning. Those looking to take the next steps with this strategy and expand their repertoire of skills in leading both the inner circle and outer circle will benefit from the day’s reflection, discussion, and coaching. Through an examination of success stories and potential pitfalls, participants will gain insight into the effective use of the strategy and brainstorm possibilities for advancing the learning of their

Please bring a laptop (or other device) to the workshop. If available, also bring any example pieces of text, forms, assessment activities, follow-up assignments, instructional scaffolding (ground rules, sentence starters, etc.) that have assisted in your implementation of Socratic Circles and that you might be willing to share with others.

Featured Presenter: Matt Copeland


Matt Copeland is an Associate for Instructional Innovation and Support with 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 profession.


Grades 6-12 Teachers, Administrators, and Instructional Coaches

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Jones Institute for
Educational Excellence
The Earl Center at
Emporia State University
1601 State, Emporia, KS

Map to Event:
Click here for directions

$125 (includes lunch &, materials)

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 20
participants. A minimum of 8
participants is required to hold
the workshop. Registration will
close on July 9, 2014.






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